As many have written about, cannabis legalization was a HUGE winner at the 2020 ballot box, all across the country, in red, blue, and purple states. Gallup’s latest poll shows extremely strong support for ending prohibition, with more than 2/3 of American voters agreeing that it is time to end the war on the cannabis community. The record-breaking 68% support is a reason to celebrate, and there is no better place to relish in another historic day for freedom and liberty than a trip to Kind Leaf, Eastern Oregon’s premier craft cannabis boutique.
Americans are more likely now than at any point in the past five decades to support the legalization of marijuana in the U.S. The 68% of U.S. adults who currently back the measure is not statistically different from last year’s 66%; however, it is nominally Gallup’s highest reading, exceeding the 64% to 66% range seen from 2017 to 2019.
Since 2012, when Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, there has been a slow trickle of states that have followed suit. Over that period, Americans’ support for marijuana legalization has risen 20 points to a record-high 68%. This measure has enjoyed majority support from the public since 2013. Additionally, Gallup data from earlier this year find that 70% of U.S. adults now consider smoking marijuana to be morally acceptable, marking a five-percentage-point uptick in one year.
The trajectory of the public’s support for the legalization of marijuana has coincided with an increasing number of states approving it. It is not entirely clear whether the shift in public opinion has caused the change in many state laws or vice versa. Given recent trends, more states are likely to legalize recreational marijuana in the future. Considering the high level of public support for such a measure, a change in federal policy could even occur.
When you shop at Kind Leaf, you are helping out the local Pendleton community, not only by providing jobs and revenue, but also because the local company truly cares, as it gives back to their neighbors with initiatives like the Kind Tree program that helps families in need celebrate the holidays. I’ll certainly be blogging a lot about Kind Tree as it truly warms my heart and demonstrates what the cannabis community is truly about.
These are trying times for everyone, but there are reasons to celebrate and we should take advantage of these moments. And, as best as we can, please be kind to one another.
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