New York, NY: Over 60 percent of Americans say that the possession and use of marijuana by adults will be legal within the decade, according an Angus Reid Public Opinion poll published last week of 1,002 randomly selected adults.
In the online survey of a representative national sample, 66 percent of US respondents said that they expected cannabis to be legal within the next ten years.
Fifty-four percent of respondents said that they personally believed in legalizing cannabis. Respondents in the Northeastern region of the United States expressed the highest level of support for legalizing marijuana (61 percent), while those in the South voiced the least level of support (51 percent). Nationally, 65 percent of those respondents between the ages of 18 to 34 favor legalization; only 49 percent of respondents age 35 and older did so.
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