According to a recent poll from Quinnipiac University, amongst registered American voters, the majority (54%) are supportive of marijuana legalization.
The division of voters plays along partisan lines:
- 65 to 30% of Democrats
- 62 to 36% of Republicans
- 61 to 36% of Independents
- 60 to 37% of Men
- 48 to 46% of Women
These numbers have already made it possible for Alaska, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Oregon, and Washington to legalize marijuana.
Even more people are in favor of the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Around 89% of registered voters are in favor of medical marijuana. Likewise, 87% of voters feel that doctors for the Department of Veterans Affairs should be able to prescribe (or recommend) medical marijuana to their patients—in states where it is legal, anyway. This includes medical marijuana for veterans who suffer from PTSD.