(WSPA) – A solid majority of Americans think marijuana should be legal, according to a CBS News poll.
61% say it should be legal. They say that is a 5 point increase from this time last year.
CBS compared it 1979 where 27% said it should be legal.
They also asked people if medical marijuana use should be legal.
88% favored it.
CBS says 71% oppose the federal government’s efforts to stop it’s sale in states that have legalized it.
69% said they think drug abuse should be treated as an addiction and mental health problem instead of a crime.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said there is a connection between marijuana and violent crime.
Only 23% of American’s agree with him, according to the poll.
You can read the full report on the poll here.