Get ready for a nationwide Green Rush. A new report from the polling institution Gallup suggests that more U.S. residents support the idea of marijuana legalization than ever before.
In a recent survey of over 1,000 American adults from all 50 states, Gallup representatives found that 64% of all respondents think that marijuana use should be made legal, the highest such result in the 48 years since Gallup began asking about cannabis legalization in 1969.
When the company first started polling pot in ‘69, only 12% of the population was on board for ending prohibition, with that number more than doubling in the 1970s, before losing steam throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s. It wasn’t until the turn of the millennium that support for legalization surpassed the 30% threshold, but with medical and recreational legislation spreading like wildfire in the past decade, more Americans have shed old stigmas and accepted legal weed not only as the way of the future, but as a product for the present.
As the benefits of legalization in places like Colorado, Washington, and California become more visible to the rest of the country, even Republicans are getting on the green…