There have been a lot of polls lately that show majority support for marijuana legalization in America. The latest one came out yesterday via Fox News. When Fox News is showing majority support for marijuana legalization, you know that the times are changing. There have been a lot of other polls that found majority support a long time ago, but Fox News seems to want to stay consistent in that they are late to the party. Better late than never I suppose. Per Fox News:
For the first time, the Fox News poll finds more than half (51 percent) favor legalizing marijuana, while 44 percent oppose it. That’s little changed from last year when it was 50-43 percent (January 2014).
More voters were opposed than in favor as recently as 2013: 46 percent in favor vs. 49 percent opposed.
By a 15 percentage-point margin, voters under 35 (54 percent) are more likely than those 65+ (39 percent) to favor legalizing marijuana. And by a 10-point margin, men (56 percent) are more likely than women (46 percent) to favor it.
Majorities of Democrats (62 percent) and independents (53 percent) support legalizing marijuana, while a majority of Republicans opposes it (59 percent).
While marijuana opponents stick their head in the dirt and pretend that they are winning the war on marijuana, the rest of America is moving on and wants to see a new approach to marijuana laws. People like Kevin Sabet are rapidly becoming dinosaurs. Marijuana prohibition has failed. That is very clear. It’s time that marijuana prohibition ended once and for all.