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Gallup: Clear majority of Americans favor legalization of marijuana
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By Pat Cunningham
Oct. 22, 2013 5:15 p.m.


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HERE‘s another sign that America is becoming increasingly liberal on social issues:

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.

Public support for legalization more than doubled in the 1970s, growing to 28%. It then plateaued during the 1980s and 1990s ...
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