In a newly published poll by The Hill / HarrisX Daily, 75% of respondents opposed the federal ban and criminalization of marijuana, with only 25% saying they support current policies.
Respondents were given three options: the federal government should legalize it in the US (38%), states should decide at their level (37%), or it should be illegal across the US (25%).
The Appendix 1 status of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act constitutes a federal ban and criminalization. Under current policy, any state program is in violation of federal law. No laws were introduced to force states to legalize. Further information on the CSA can be found in a NORML memo here.
Other notable aspects of the survey revealed:
- Voters of all political beliefs opposed the federal ban, with 84% of Democrats, 66% of Republicans, and 74% of Independents opposed to the status quo
- Among the urban groups, 83% of city dwellers, 72% of suburban dwellers and 72% of rural voters are against the status quo.
- Based on previous presidential elections, 84% of Biden voters, 64% of Trump voters and 71% of “other” voters are against the status quo.
- Voters in every age group disapproved of the status quo, ranged from 88% of 18-34 year olds, 81% of 35 to 49 year olds, 67% of 50 to 64 year olds, and 68% of over 65 year olds.
You can read the full results of the Hill / HarrisX survey here.
More surveys can be found at https://norml.org/marijuana/library/surveys-polls/.