By Ron Brynaert
Monday, July 26th, 2010 — 1:04 pm
“Every man got to legalize it, and don’t criticize it,” Reggae legend Peter Tosh sang in 1976.
While US support for marijuana legalization may never hit the “every man” level — at least not publicly, that is — two recent national polls definitely show that it is growing higher and higher.
“Americans are evenly divided over whether marijuana should be legalized in the United States, but most expect it to happen within the next decade,” a Rasmussen Reports press release states.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Adults nationally shows 43% believe marijuana should be legalized. But 42% think it should remain an illegal drug. Another 15% are not sure.
These results show a slight shift toward legalization from February of last year.