To put that in perspective, only 12% of Americans supported legalization that year. Although more Democrats favored legalization - up to 72 percent from 67 percent - support fell among Independents to 67 percent from 70 percent. The latest figure, based on an October 5-11 poll, follows shifts in the legal landscape regarding marijuana since Gallup's 2016 measure.
A year ago - in advance of nine states voting on legalization measures, eight of which passed - Americans favored legalization at a level of 60 percent. Attorney General Jeff Sessions remains one of Washington's most anti-weed figures, and earlier this year, then-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer erroneously suggested that marijuana could worsen the opioid epidemic.
A majority of United States adults - including most Democrats and Republicans - now support marijuana legalization, according to a new survey by Gallup. Public support for marijuana legalization remained stagnant for decades until reaching 34 percent in 2001 and has steadily grown each successive year.
The biggest news in this survey is not that a majority of Americans want weed to be made legal - that's been true since at least 2013 - but that Republicans are finally coming around.
"Americans are exhausted of wasting resources arresting hundreds of thousands of individuals every year for using a substance that is safer than alcohol", said Morgan Fox, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project. With this poll showing nationwide support for legalization above sixty percent (60%) for the first time, the trend is even more clear and we appear to be on the course to a point where opposition to legalization is a distinct minority across the nation.
"The trajectory of Americans' views on marijuana is similar to that of their views on same-sex marriage over the past couple of decades", Gallup said in its analysis of the data. "That bodes well for efforts to pass cannabis laws in more states in 2018 - both on the ballot and through state legislatures". The process for either of these events to happen moves much slower than the court system does, and can only often be blocked by a determined minority of voters. At this point it's not a matter of if, but when.
Walker's father, Paul Walker III , also settled a separate lawsuit against the German automobile manufacturer. In related news, years after Paul's death, his " Fast and Furious " co-star continues to remember him.
Taylor Swift has proved once and for all that the old Taylor really is dead by appearing to be NAKED in her new music video . " Ready for It? " on Instagram Monday announcing that the video will release on Thursday.
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Lavasa said India's trade with its eastern neighbours will improve due to improvement in road infrastructure till border points. The government's new plan could significantly increase the average distance a truck covers daily in the country.
Lastly, it includes a dual-camera setup on the rear with a regular 13-megapixel f/1.85 shooter and another monochrome sensor. The credit will be valid through December 15th, 2017 (Yes, the company wants you to quickly spend it on its own products).
Haleyi claims Weinstein later came to her NY apartment and pleaded with her to come on a romantic-sounding trip to Paris. Since the start of this month, Weinstein has faced numerous allegations of harassment and sexual abuse .
Saturday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 1am. Very windy, with a south wind 15 to 20 miles per hour increasing to 27 to 32 miles per hour in the afternoon.
The Suns are really bad, and Eric Bledsoe's future in Phoenix has been an uncertain topic the past few seasons. The Cavaliers would probably love to have Bledsoe , ditto for the Clippers and maybe even the Nuggets.
This seems a wise precaution, given that the bombers are the most survivable leg of our nuclear triad that include subs and ICBMs. The Christmas tree at Barksdale will also be receiving two additional visitors soon, the E-4B Nightwatch and E-6B Mercury .
In a significant boost to Congress in Gujarat ahead of the December assembly polls, Alpesh Thakor has chose to join the party. However, having said that, it is also clear that Congress is acquiring great support from the OBC community and the Dalit.
Kourtney Kardashian Addresses Those Pregnancy Rumors
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Porsche Unveils The New 911 Carrera T Built For Raw Driving
And if you option the full bucket seats (which you definitely should) then the rear seats are deleted to save even more weight. The DCT drops this to 4.0 seconds. "The vehicle comes standard with PASM Sport Suspension boasting a 0.39" lower ride height.
Gold Star Widow: Trump Call 'Made Me Cry Even Worse'
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Kurt Angle returns to the ring, Styles vs. Balor
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Most pollution-linked deaths occur in India
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