A new survey released by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has said that 61% of people in the US now support legalization of recreational marijuana.
This survey was also a bit different though, because it showed what type of support legalization had, and from whom, by asking follow up questions.
24% of Americans that support legalization said it should be only for medical use with a prescription.
While 43% said there should be a limit on the amount someone is allowed to purchase.
1/3 of people questioned thought there should be no restrictions on the amount purchased.
Interestingly, a large age gap has appeared when it comes to legalization, 82% of Americans aged 18-29 support legalization, while that number drops to 44% of those people aged over 60.
“This is yet another demonstration of just how ready Americans are for the end of marijuana prohibition,” said Tom Angell of the Marijuana Majority, a marijuana reform group.
“The growing level of support for legalization that we see in poll after poll is exactly why we’re now in a situation — for the first time in history — where every major presidential candidate in both parties has pledged to let states set their own marijuana laws without federal interference.”