Gallup Poll: 58 Percent Support Legalizing Marijuana

Up 10 percent in last decade, was at 12 percent in 1969


For marijuana advocates, the last 12 months have been a period of unprecedented success as Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana. And now for the first time, a clear majority of Americans (58%) say the drug should be legalized. This is in sharp contrast to the time Gallup first asked the question in 1969, when only 12% favored legalization.