Support for Legalizing Marijuana at All-Time High
They’re going to pot. A CBS News poll has found that 61 percent of Americans support the legalization of recreational marijuana, with half of respondents saying they’ve tried the drug. The new high is a 5-point increase from 2016 and a huge jump from only 27 percent approval in 1979. It also revealed a generation gap, with respondents over 65 being the most averse. Federal laws may not lighten up under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, however: He’s opposed to legalization, saying it minimizes the “very real danger” of marijuana.