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Support for marijuana legalization reaches all-time high

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Yahoo: For the first time, a solid majority of American adults supports legalizing marijuana.

Fifty-eight percent of Americans say the drug should be legal, according to Gallup's latest survey, compared with 39 percent who oppose legalization. The other 3 percent had no opinion.

When Gallup first asked about pot in 1969, only 12 percent favored marijuana legalization. That weed-backing minority grew to 28 percent by 1977 and then stagnated for two decades before starting to steadily pick up more supporters around the year 2000.

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