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4/20 poll: Support to legalize marijuana at all-time high

20 April 2017, 04:16 | Todd Saunders

4/20 poll: Support to legalize marijuana at all-time high

4/20 poll: Support to legalize marijuana at all-time high

With the celebration comes a reminder of marijuana laws in the Centennial State. On the other hand, when it comes to using marijuana as a self-prescribed pain reliever, 62% of Americans in the poll said that they wouldn't light up - even if it were legal."The numbers of people who see it as acceptable to use marijuana, particularly under a doctor's orders, has certainly grown", said Barbara Carvalho, director of the Marist Poll at the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion in NY, whose team helped to conduct the new poll.

Attitudes towards marijuana are changing in America.

A new poll conducted by CBS News and released on Thursday - April 20, or 4/20 - found that 61 percent of Americans want marijuana to be legalized, a five-point increase from the same poll a year ago and the highest percentage ever recorded in this poll.

-You must be 21 or older to have or use retail marijuana.

71% oppose the federal government trying to stop marijuana sale and use in states that have legalized it, including opposition from most Republicans, Democrats, and independents.

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He says more discussions can unfold with federal and provincial officials now that the Liberal government has fired the starting gun by tabling its marijuana legislation last week.

More generally on the topic of drug abuse, 69% think that it should be treated as an addiction and mental health problem rather than a criminal offense. Back in 1979, this poll found just 27% saying it should be legal.

Yes 61% 56% 53% 51% 45% 40% 27%.

According to the poll, support for legalization has risen among all age groups, though mostly among those under 55.

-It is illegal to take marijuana out of the state.

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