New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Marijuana Legalization

Hey everyone,

I came across some exciting news that shows just how far we’ve come in the fight to legalize marijuana. According to a new poll by Fox News, nearly seven in ten voters support legalizing cannabis. That’s 69% of registered voters who are ready to end prohibition altogether. This isn’t just one side of the political spectrum either—it’s a widespread sentiment.

Broad Support Across the Board

This poll shows that support for legalization crosses all political lines. A whopping 81% of Democrats, 55% of Republicans, and 65% of independents are in favor of legalizing marijuana. It’s fascinating to see such a broad coalition coming together on this issue. Even groups you might not expect, like older Americans and white evangelicals, are showing majority support for legalization.

Biden’s Move to Reschedule Cannabis

This news comes on the heels of President Joe Biden’s announcement that his administration is moving to reschedule cannabis. While this is a significant step, it’s important to note that rescheduling doesn’t equal legalization. However, it’s still a historic move that acknowledges the medical value of cannabis and its lower abuse potential compared to other Schedule I drugs like heroin.

The Numbers Speak Volumes

The Fox News survey interviewed 1,126 registered voters between May 10-13, with a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. This aligns with a major poll from Gallup last year, which found 70% support for legalization among Americans.

Cannabis lobbyist and former GOP Maryland legislator Don Murphy even shared a picture of Fox News presenting a slide of the poll results, cautioning Republican lawmakers not to say “anything stupid today” about the Biden rescheduling move given the overwhelming popularity of legalization.

Moving Forward

It’s clear that America is ready for change. The support for legalizing marijuana is more significant than ever, and it’s time our laws reflect this. Let’s keep pushing for progress and make safe, legal cannabis a reality for everyone.

Thanks for reading!


  • Fox News Poll
  • Gallup Poll
  • Don Murphy’s Twitter (@donmurphy12a)

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