In a recent poll conducted by the U.S. polling firm Gallup shows nearly half of Americans are in support of legalizing and taxing pot for recreational use by adults. The poll was conducted Oct 1-4, 2009 and found that 44% of Americans voted to legalize it.
The poll clearly illustrates a generational and political divide on the issue, with 78 percent of self-described liberals saying they would like to see the drug legalized and 72 percent of self-described conservatives being opposed. Gallup also found that 50 percent of Americans under 50-years-old are in favor of legalization, but just 28 percent of seniors agree.
This is a real confidence boost for the re-legalization movement but we still have a long way to go.