Poll Finds Marijuana is Only Drug Majority of Americans Wants Legalized

A new poll finds while a majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, most do not favor legalizing other drugs, such as cocaine or heroin.

The HuffPost/YouGov poll found more than 51 percent of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana, UPI reports. However, only 11 percent want cocaine to be legalized, while 9 percent support the legalization of drugs such as MDMA, crack and heroin. Only 8 percent support legalizing LSD and methamphetamine.

The poll results suggest that marijuana legalization may not necessarily lead to support of legalizing other drugs, the article notes.

While more Democrats than Republicans support legalizing marijuana (62 percent versus 32 percent), the idea of legalizing other drugs drew little support from voters of either party. People under age 65 are much more likely than people over 65 to support legalizing marijuana, but younger Americans were only slightly more likely than people over 65 to favor legalizing other drugs.

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