More Americans Than Ever Support Legalizing Marijuana

More Americans Than Ever Support Legalizing Marijuana

(CNN) - More than 60% of Americans think marijuana use should be legalized, according to the latest CBS News poll.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the poll found that Americans under age 65 support weed legalization, while those over age 65 are the most likely to stand in opposition. Sessions in the past has compared marijuana use to opioid addiction and promised to do his utmost to oppose its legalization in the long term.

In heartening news for supporters of marijuana's legalization, 71 percent of Americans reportedly oppose the federal government's efforts to halt sales of the drug in states where it's already legal, according to the poll.

Border crossings is another topic as the United States may refuse to allow entry to a citizen who has used marijuana. Because, you know, it's 2017 and stoners are capable of great things despite the age-old reefer madness stigma.

Alex Newcombe, a 31-year-old medicinal marijuana user attending 4-20 celebrations on Parliament Hill, said Thursday he is disappointed by the Liberal legislation introduced last week.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has vowed to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws, even in those states where it is legal.

A new study on marijuana use and attitudes toward legalization was released earlier this week - just in time for 4/20.

Most Americans don't believe the federal government should try to prohibit the sale or use of marijuana in the states that have legalized the drug.

Sixty-five percent of Americans think marijuana is less risky than most other drugs, and only 23 percent think legalizing marijuana leads to an increase violent crime.

Lauren McDowell, a 32-year-old who started using marijuana to treat pain after a 2014 vehicle accident, agrees it makes no sense to criminalize pot for more than another year. Smoking in public would be prohibited, and driving under the influence would remain illegal. No group supports enforcement in states where marijuana is legal. I'd be curious to see that question polled with and without that word. I'm not so sure. This sentiment has increased each year we've measured it since 2013, with the turning point to majority support coming in 2014.

The head of Colorado's Department of Revenue has spoken to IL legislators considering a proposal to legalize marijuana in the state.

"The people have been pretty clear that this is something they don't want the federal government to interfere with", said Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of OR, one of the signees and sponsor of the amendment, during a press call Wednesday.

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