According to the latest Fox News Poll, a record number of voters are in support of marijuana legislation.
The poll revealed that a whopping 59% of voters support legalizing the drug. In 2015 this number was at 51% while in 2013 it was 46%.
In 2001, the number was as low as 26%.
It’s obvious that the sentiment towards marijuana has been changing as the years have gone by.
In 2013 49% had opposed legalizing the drug and now that number is only 32%.
“This is a massive shift in opinion over a very short period. As more states legalize marijuana without the negative consequences opponents have warned about, support will likely continue to increase,” remarked Democratic pollster Chris Anderson.
Anderson conducted the Fox News Poll with Daron Shaw who is his Republican counterpart.
“When you look at the growing percentage of people who say they support legalizing marijuana, especially among those under 30 years of age, it’s obvious why the Democrats are anxious to get pot initiatives on the ballot in statewide elections,” explained Shaw.