Majority Of American Voters, Including Most Republicans, Back Federal Marijuana Legalization And Social Equity, New Survey Finds

A strong majority of American voters—including most Republicans, Democrats and independents—support legalizing marijuana and the federal level, according to a new poll. And majorities also back policies meant to promote equity in the industry.

The survey from Data for Progress found that 65 percent of Americans are in favor of federally legalizing cannabis—a finding that’s consistent with numerous polls that have been conducted over recent years.

There’s support for the reform across the political spectrum, with 75 percent of Democrats, 67 percent of independents and 52 percent of Republicans agreeing that cannabis prohibition should end.

That includes 69 percent of Democrats, 59 percent of independents and 43 percent of Republicans.

Meanwhile, 65 percent of likely voters are in favor of the other proposal to direct a sizable portion of cannabis tax revenue to a grant fund for non-profit sand governments to support “community-based initiative programs, such as job placement and skill services, substance use treatment programs, and financial literacy courses.”

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