Poll finds record support for marijuana legalization in U.S.

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-22 23:30:09|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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NEW YORK, April 22 (Xinhua) -- More than 60 percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, according to the latest poll conducted by CBS News.

Sixty-one percent of respondents think that the use of marijuana should be legal, a five-point increase from the previous year and the highest percentage ever recorded in this poll.

Seventy-one percent of Americans oppose federal government attempts to curb marijuana sales and its use in the states that have legalized it, the poll found.

The spread of drug addiction became a popular topic during the 2016 election. Most Americans (69 percent) think habitual drug use should be treated as an addiction and mental health problem instead of a criminal offense.

April 20 has been long considered Weed Day in the United States.

The poll was conducted by phone from April 11 to 15 among a random sample of 1,011 adults nationwide and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage.