To demonstrate how widespread support for marijuana legalization is now in the United States, this map was created showing all the states where at least one poll found a majority backs legalization. Several states in blue on the map, like Vermont and Maine, probably also have majorities that back legalization but there doesn’t seem to be any recent polling on the question.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 6, 2014 8:30 am|
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 3, 2014 4:25 pm|
The voters of Pennsylvania are split on the question of marijuana legalization. A new Quinnipiac poll found 48 percent of Pennsylvania voters support allowing adults to legally possess marijuana for personal use, while 49 percent oppose this change.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday February 26, 2014 11:15 am|
The number of national pollsters confirming that a majority of Americans want marijuana legalized continues to grow. The latest is a new poll from CBS News which found 51 percent of Americans think the use of marijuana should be legal. Only 44 percent still think it should remain illegal.
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 17, 2014 10:05 am|
The people of New York want marijuana to be legalized. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, 57 percent of New York voters support allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use. Only 39 percent oppose legalizing marijuana possession.
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 10, 2014 11:02 am|
Recreational pot has legally been on sale in Colorado for over a month. Now that the voters of the state have had a chance to fully experience the implementation of the new law they remain convinced they made the right decision back in 2012.
|By: Jon Walker Friday February 7, 2014 7:37 am|
he voters of Massachusetts are ready to back marijuana legalization. A new Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll found 53 percent of likely 2014 voters favor the legalization of marijuana. Only 37 percent of likely voters oppose legalization.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:23 pm|
Alaska has taken another step towards becoming the next state to legalize marijuana. The Alaska Division of Elections has already qualified 32,863 signatures for an initiative to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana. It only needed 30,169 valid signatures to make the ballot. This nearly guarantees the initiative will go before the voters on this years August 19th primary ballot.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday January 28, 2014 10:10 am|
The latest WSJ/NBC News poll asked people if they would support changing their state’s laws to allow “adults to purchase small quantities of marijuana for their own personal use from regulated, state-licensed businesses.” It found 55 percent of the public would favor this change while 43 percent would oppose legalization in their state.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday January 23, 2014 1:10 pm|
CBS News has become the latest national pollster to find that a majority of Americans now support marijuana legalization. According to their new poll, 51 percent of Americans think the use of marijuana should be legal while only 44 percent want it to remain illegal.
This is a huge shift in support in just the last year.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday January 22, 2014 3:00 pm|
There is a huge generational divide on the issue in Florida, which is common for marijuana reform. Among voters under 65 roughly 70 percent back medical marijuana while only 49 percent of seniors think the state should make the medical use of marijuana legal. What turnout looks like this November could determine the amendment’s success.