420 with CNW – Latest Gallup Poll Shows that More Americans Want Marijuana Legalized

October 30, 2018 03:20:14

It has been repeated time and again how polarized Americans are in recent times, but there is one thing upon there seems to be agreement among the young and old, Democrats and Republicans, that is, the issue of cannabis legalization.

A Gallup poll that was conducted recently reveals that two out of every three voters you count thinks that marijuana prohibition should come to an end.

The most significant groups to have registered a rise in support for decriminalization are the older Americans and Republicans. These groups were the least likely to favor legalization in past polls.

Support for legalization has reached record high this year ever since Gallup started conducting these polls in 1969. In that maiden year of polling, Gallup found that just 12 percent of the adults who participated in the poll expressed support for marijuana legalization. This year’s 66 percent support for legalization marks a huge shift in public perception about this plant which has for long been shrouded in controversy and polarization.

The poll also found that five out of ten Republicans say marijuana should be legalized. This view is in sharp contrast to the opinion of the top brass of the party, with the Attorney General vehemently opposed to any degree of cannabis legalization and the party didn’t even mention marijuana during its campaigns in 2016.

Democrats showed the highest support for legalization as nearly eight out of ten voters expressed a desire to see marijuana prohibition end. Similar support was found among independents as seven out of ten were in favor of the legalization of marijuana.

Support for marijuana legalization is massive among younger Americans (those who are 34 years or younger). Eight out of ten in this age group support decriminalization.

The variations by region are also melting away on the matter of cannabis decriminalization. Previously, the East had significantly lower support for marijuana legalization when compared to the West. The recent poll showed that the support now varies by just a single percentage point, with all regions hovering at about 66 percent in support.

This clear support recorded by pollsters is given credence when one considers the different states where cannabis legalization has been presented to voters. Ballot measures have succeeded in all states where the matter was up for a vote. This is a clear signal that legislators at both state and federal level should revise their position and make decisions that are in line with the wishes of the majority in the nation.

One can only imagine that cannabis industry players like Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE) and Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (OTC: DVLP) must be pleased that the public is rallying behind this plant that has so much to offer.

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