A new poll commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project has found that a majority of everybody in America wants President Obama to leave the states alone if they have legalized medical marijuana.
Almost fifteen out of twenty (74%) Americans surveyed agreed that President Obama should “respect the medical marijuana laws in these states” and only three in twenty (15%) believed the president should “use federal resources to arrest and prosecute individuals who are acting in compliance with state medical marijuana laws”.
It does not matter what demographic group they asked. The lowest support for leaving the medical marijuana states alone comes from ages 65+, and even that figure is at 64% – nearly two out of three seniors opposes DEA raiding medical marijuana dispensaries. Support among men and women for federal non-interference is about even at 73% and 74%, respectively, while Republicans also support non-interference at a 2-to-1 margin (67%). Support for non-interference is highest among the young adults aged 18-34 and among African-Americans, both at over four-out-of-five (81%).
This news follows a report from Rasmussen last week showing 56% of all Americans supporting legalization of marijuana for any adult who wants to use it.