Who Would Have Thunk: Polls Show Americans Like Legal Weed

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Usually here at Alibi HQ we don’t struggle finding an opening paragraph to an article title. Today though, our thoughts are both mixed and torn and vary between:

  • No sh*t, Sherlock.
  • 🤷‍♂️
  • O RLY?
  • ¯_(ツ)_/¯
  • No, Americans think legal marijuana is good? Seriously???
  • 🎉🎉🎉

But back to the news.

So yeah, a recent California focused poll has discovered that Californians are delighted with legalized cannabis and the rest of the USA wants to be as legalized as California.

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Who would have thunk?

According to the recent poll by the Quinnipac University, released in the first week of this month, 54% of Californian participants are satisfied with the legalization of adult-use marijuana. Only 31% were opposed to the recent legalization.

70% of Millennials and Gen-Y participants were pro, 59% of men, and 61% of Democrats.

From the other side, only 31% of Republicans were positive and only 38% of participants above the age of 65 years were satisfied with legal recreational marijuana.

More importantly, the poll highlighted a support of 64% of participants who were pro eradication of marijuana related criminal records, with only 28% opposed.

The poll by Quinnipac University, which was political in focus, confirms the results of a October 2018 Gallup poll which saw that 66% of Americans support legalizing marijuana.

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Gallup Polls highlight ever-growing support for marijuana legalization

Gallup’s poll, which was held the week before Canada legalized cannabis use countrywide, also showed for the second year in a row Republican support with 53% of the Republican participants expressing being in favor of legal recreational use. Democrats led the line with 75% in support, the highest number registered yet.

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Californians supported in almost equal numbers the presidential 2020 candidates Kamala Harris and Bernie Saunders, both who are pro-legalization, in Quinnipac’s poll. 44% of participants expressed excitement for either candidate. Note that the poll’s results were released almost two weeks before Bernie Sanders officially announced his candidature for 2020.

So, if the title didn’t yet give it away, and you had never seen it come — even not if you’re a frequent reader of these digital news archives — you now know it.

Americans are in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana. Californians... they love being Californians and legal marijuana for them only put the legal in the pot. They’ve always love their greens. ;)



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