Tag Archive: Americans

Jan 07

CNN/ORC Poll: Majority Of Americans Want Marijuana Legalization

Fifty-five percent of Americans favor making cannabis legal for adults, according to the findings of a CNN/ORC International survey released late Monday. The percentage is the highest ever reported by the survey, which has been tracking public opinion on the issue since 1973, and marks a 12 percentage point jump in support since the last …

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Nov 16

Survey: Most Americans Say It Is “Unacceptable” For An Employee To Be Fired For Their Off-The-Job Marijuana Use

Nearly two-thirds of Americans disagree with workplace policies that allow employers to sanction an employee for his or her off-the-job consumption of cannabis, according to a just released HuffPost/YouGov poll. Sixty-four percent of the poll’s respondents, including 62 percent of self-identified Republicans, said that it is “unacceptable for a company to fire an employee for …

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Oct 22

HISTORIC HIGH: 58% of Americans Want Marijuana Legalized

Gallup released new polling data today that shows an overwhelming majority of Americans want marijuana to be legalized. According to their survey, 58% of Americans support legalizing marijuana, while only 39% are opposed. This is up significantly from the last time Gallup polled the question in 2011, when only 50% of Americans were in favor …

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Oct 09

US Supreme Court Refuses To Review DEA’s Denial Of Petition That Sought To Reclassify Cannabis

United States Supreme Court yesterday declined to review a lower court ruling upholding the federal government’s classification of cannabis as a Schedule I prohibited substance that lacks medical utility or adequate safety. In January, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the US Drug Enforcement Administration had acted properly when …

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May 18

POLL: Essentially No One Believes Marijuana Users Should Go to Jail

Reason-Rupe has just released new polling data that revealed only a minuscule percentage of Americans believe that marijuana use and possession should result in jail time. When asked which approach they thought the government and law enforcement should take toward someone found smoking marijuana or in possession of a small amount of marijuana, only 6% …

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