The tide is turning and quickly in favor of supporting legalized weed in the United States. It is no secret that public opinion has shifted pretty dramatically in the past decade in favor of legalization. A new gallop poll shows that the percentage of individuals in the United States supporting legalized marijuana is now at an all-time high – 64%.
Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized the drug and that number will likely only continue to rise. One in five Americans live in a state where they can legally smoke weed. However the current administration has ideology on drugs as dated as the mythological creatures they look like, so any sort of sweeping drug reform on a federal level seems as likely as finding a cheap place to live in Manhattan.
Either way, the support shows that the tide is turning and maybe people will start to make this issue more important for them when they hit the ballot box. According to the polling data, democrats and independents are heavily in favor, while republicans have just crossed the threshold of 51%, so maybe DOJ head Jeff Sessions will have to move on the issue if his party moves without him.