The CBD Registry has reviewed A new poll which shows that 9 out of 10 Americans support cannabis.
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The CBD Registry has reviewed A new poll which shows that 9 out of 10 Americans support cannabis.

A new poll released Tuesday shows that almost nine out of ten Americans believe cannabis should be legalized in some form. The majority also believe that recreational marijuana should become legal for adults. The Pew Research Center conducted the survey last month and published the results online on Tuesday. Nearly nine out of 10 Americans believe that cannabis should be legalized in some form. A strong majority of those surveyed believed that recreational marijuana should also be legalized. Nearly a third (30%) of respondents said that legalization should be granted to cannabis for medical and adult-use purposes only. More than half (59%) agreed with this conclusion. Only one in ten respondents believed that marijuana should not be legal in all circumstances. Only 30% of respondents aged 75 and older supported legalization of recreational marijuana. However, 72% of respondents aged 18 to 29 said that both medical and recreational marijuana should be legalized. 62% of respondents aged 30 to 49 agreed. 54 percent of adults 50-64 agreed that both medical and recreational marijuana should be legalized, while 53% of those 65-74 agreed. The new survey also revealed that respondents had different levels of support for legalization depending on their political affiliation. Nearly three quarters (73%) say that marijuana should legally be legal for recreational and medical use, while 21% believe that only medical marijuana should. Liberal Democrats voted for 84% of both types of cannabis, while almost two-thirds of conservative and moderate Democrats voted the same. However, less than half (45%), of Republicans and independent voters who are Republican voted that both adult-use and medical marijuana should be legalized, with 39% saying that only medical marijuana should. 60% of moderate and liberal Republicans voted for legalization of both recreational and medical marijuana. Only 37% of conservative Republicans voted for legalization of only medical marijuana. Poll taken after the announcement of presidential pardons. The new poll was conducted following President Joe Biden’s October 6 announcement that he would pardon all federal convictions in simple marijuana possession cases and encouraged other governors to do the same. The president also directed the U.S. Attorney General and the head of Department of Health and Human Services, to investigate the possibility of cannabis being rescheduled under federal drug laws. Five states voted to legalize recreational cannabis in November’s midterm elections, three weeks after the survey was closed. Maryland and Missouri won legalization, while similar proposals in Arkansas and North Dakota were rejected by voters. The new Pew Research Centre poll, which was conducted from October 10-16, also revealed different levels of support for legalizing marijuana among different racial groups. The majority of adults who were white (60%) or black (68%) supported ending the prohibition on medical marijuana and adult-use marijuana. However, less than half of Asian (49%) and Hispanic (48%) respondents said they supported full legalization. The survey was conducted between October 3rd and October 20. It did not distinguish between recreational and medical marijuana. More than two-thirds of the respondents (68%) said they supported legalization, a record high. Similar support was shown in a Monmouth Universtiy poll last month.

 

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