A solid majority of the American public now agree with NORML that responsible marijuana consumers 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. Over 60% of Americans now favor legalizing marijuana, according to the most recent Gallup poll — the highest percentage support ever reported in a nationwide scientific poll. Our challenge now is to convert this public support into public policy. Search and sort our polling archive below:
YouGov.com Poll (May 2022)Seventy percent of Americans believe that cannabis should either be legalized nationally or left up to each individual state. Only 17 percent support maintaining the current federal ban on marijuana.
SSRS national poll (April 2022)Sixty-nine percent of respondents – including 78 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of Independents, and 54 percent of Republicans — "support legalizing marijuana for recreational use."
CBS/YouGov Poll (April 2022)Sixty-six percent of Americans say that “recreational marijuana use” should be legal in their home state as well as under federal law.
CPEAR.org Poll (February 2022)Seventy percent of voters — including majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents — support federal reforms that will end the federal prohibition of cannabis for adult-use.
YouGov Poll (November 2021)Fifty-seven percent of US adults, including majorities of those in every age demographic, think that “the recreational use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States."