A solid majority of the American public now agree with NORML that responsible marijuana smokers should not be treated like criminals. Eight out of ten Americans support the medical use of marijuana, and nearly 3 out of 4 Americans support a fine-only (no jail) for recreational smokers. 58% of Americans now favor legalizing marijuana, according to the most recent Gallup poll -- which is the highest percentage support ever reported in a nationwide scientific poll. Our challenge now is to convert this public support into public policy.
A review of the polling data appears below.