So says the American people in a new Rasmussen poll that finds 56% of Americans support legalizing marijuana and regulating it like tobacco and alcohol. Only 36% of Americans were opposed to the idea. The number of Americans supporting marijuana legalization has jumped nearly ten-percent since a similar poll was conducted back in March.
This poll backs up a Gallup poll form last year showing that for this first time in American history more than half of the nation supports marijuana legalization. The Americans people are realizing that Nixon’s failed war on drugs has a lot to do with our economic and social problems today – from prison overcrowding to deficit inducing drug enforcement to violence on the Southern border. Let’s scrap it altogether and put in place some common sense drug laws.