Poll shows most Americans consider cannabis legalization a success

Only 19 percent of respondents felt that the legalization of recreational cannabis use has been a failure.

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In a survey of 27,328 U.S. adults, the market-research and data-analytics firm YouGov found that the majority think the legalization of recreational cannabis use has been a success in those states that allow it.

In the poll—conducted, appropriately enough, on 4/20—55 percent of those surveyed said that it has been either fully successful or more of a success than a failure. Only 19 percent of respondents felt that the legalization of recreational cannabis use has been a failure, or more of a failure than a success. A further 26 percent said they didn’t know.

On the same day, YouGov revisited data from last year, when it found that 50 percent of Americans polled were in favour of cannabis legalization, and that 62 percent expected marijuana use to be legal everywhere in the U.S. within the next decade.

Further data from 12 months ago showed that millennials, those with children under 18, people in urban areas, and those with an annual household income of US$100 thousand or more were especially likely to use CBD at least once per month.

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