Nationwide Support for Marijuana Legalization Is at Its Highest Ever

But when will Congress start listening to public opinion?

While the federal government continues to sandbag the issue of allowing marijuana to be regulated in the same way as alcohol and tobacco under the legitimacy that is American commerce, more of the population is coming forward in support of ending decades of pot prohibition, once and for all.

The latest Quinnipiac poll, which was released at the beginning of August, reveals the greatest level of support for marijuana legalization ever recorded in the United States. It seems that 94 percent of the America public now stands in favor of “allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if their doctor prescribes it.”

When it comes to whether people should be given the freedom to use marijuana recreationally in a manner similar to booze and cigarettes, the poll shows the issue has the support of 61 percent of the population.

The majority of the support for nationwide cannabis reform is coming from adults between the ages of 35 and 49, while younger Americans in the 18-to-34 demographic ranks a close second. Not surprisingly, the older generation (65 and older) is still somewhat on the fence over the legalization debate. Only 42 percent of the boomer group believes “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States.”