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47 Percent Support Legalizing Marijuana; Record High

By Alex Seitz-Wald on March 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm

"47 Percent Support Legalizing Marijuana; Record High"

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A record number of Americans support legalizing and taxing marijuana, according to a new Rasmussen Poll, which has a reputation for being conservative-leaning. Nearly half, 47 percent, agree it should be legalized, while 42 percent are opposed. A Gallup poll from October had a similar result, with 50 percent — also a record high — saying they support legalization.

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