A supermajority of Americans want weed to be legal 

According to a Gallup poll, support for legalization hasn’t waned despite the controversy over vape-related illnesses

three friends sitting on the grass in the public park, smoking


Despite mysterious illnesses related to vape use, support for legalization of cannabis continues to grow in the United States. It’s welcome news for the legalization movement. 

According to a Gallup poll published in Forbes, support for legalization – 66 per cent – hasn’t waned. There’s even bipartisan support for it: 51 per cent of Republicans polled support federal legalization, compared to 76 per cent of Democrats. 

As Forbes notes, “Legalization advocates have argued that injuries seemingly tied to illegal vaping products are a key reason to regulate cannabis supplies, which they say can only be effectively accomplished under federal legalization.”

Commenting on the poll results, NORML political director Justin Strekal says that: “There is no buyers remorse on the part of the American people. At the end of the day, every age demographic below 65, representing the overwhelming majority of the taxpaying public, would rather their dollars regulate cannabis, not incarcerate its consumers.”

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