No American Majority Supports Marijuana Prohibition Anymore

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The only place in America you can find a demographic majority in support of jailing people for marijuana use is in the Idaho Legislature.

The national support for the legalization of marijuana for all adults reached a new record as the Quinnipiac University poll finds 69 percent in favor, with just 25 percent opposed.

Even more telling is that there is no longer any demographic group to be found in the crosstabs where a majority supports marijuana prohibition.

People over 65, the last holdouts against legalization, now support it at 51 percent, with 42 percent opposed—the highest level of opposition to be found in the poll. Republicans now support legalization at 62 percent, with independents at 67 percent. Every other demographic, be it college-educated or not, age 64 or younger, Hispanic, Black, or white, all supported legalization at about 70 percent or higher.

With the passage of marijuana legalization in New Mexico this week, Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah stand alone as the only western states that have not legalized marijuana for all adults. But Utah does have a limited medical marijuana program and Wyoming does allow for the medicinal use of low-THC CBD oil, leaving Idaho as the only western state with no legal medicinal use of cannabis whatsoever.

Polls show the support for medical marijuana in Idaho is strong, with 78 percent of respondents who are informed about the details of the Idaho Medical Marijuana Act supporting the measure. Polling on legalization hasn’t been performed in Idaho lately, but polls in other similar, conservative, religious states are consistently showing majority support.

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