Los Angeles, CA: The majority of Americans age 18 to 29 oppose the federal prohibition of marijuana, according to national polling data compiled by the Reason Foundation.
Fifty-seven percent of those polled said that the US government should "allow" for adults to use marijuana. Thirty-nine percent of respondents said that marijuana use should remain prohibited.
Millennials also strongly oppose incarcerating adults for marijuana-related offenses. Of those polled, only 14 percent said that someone who consumes marijuana should go to jail.
The poll possesses a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percent.
The survey’s findings are similar to those of a 2013 nationwide Gallup public opinion survey which reported that 58 percent of Americans age 18 or older believe that cannabis ought to be "made legal" for adult consumption. Several recent state-specific polls have reported similar levels of support for legalizing marijuana.
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