New poll finds majority of Canadians, Americans support marijuana legalization
Score another one for the stoners.
According to a recent Angus Reid poll, a majority of Canadians and Americans think that marijuana should be legalized.
The poll, conducted between November 19 and 20, found that 57 percent of Canadians—60 percent of British Columbians—and 54 percent of Americans support legalizing sweet, sweet reefer.
According to the results, over two-thirds of Canadians (68 percent) and 66 percent of Americans believe War on Drugs—first declared by Richard Nixon back in 1971—has been a failure and half of those surveyed (50 percent Canadian, 49 percent American) felt that pot should be legalized within their countries, irrespective of the drug policies of other countries.
This follows closely on the heels of success marijuana legalization votes in both Washington and Colorado.
Earlier this year, eight B.C. mayors—including Gregor Robertson—signed a letter in support of marijuana legalization.
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