New Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Would Support Legalizing Marijuana For Everyone
By Virgil McRobotface
WASHINGTON—Saying the results would likely have a major impact on the 2016 presidential race, a new poll released Friday by the Pew Research Center revealed that a significant majority of Americans would support legalizing marijuana for everyone. “The results of our latest survey indicate that a majority of Americans would support any legislation allowing for the purchase and distribution of marijuana for everyone,” said lead researcher Tibor Weis, explaining that the overwhelming majority of respondents in our survey—nearly two-thirds—believed that people should be allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana for personal use, and that the federal government should step in to enforce such laws. “We also found that Americans would support any legislation allowing for the recreational use of marijuana for everyone, including adults who otherwise would not be allowed to possess the drug. This would have a significant impact on the 2016 election, as a significant majority of voters would support a candidate who also supports the legalization of marijuana.” The poll also found that 88 percent of Americans would support any changes to the current system of having to show ID to buy marijuana, and only 2 percent would support any changes to the current system of having to show ID in order to buy other drugs.