Majority of Americans support legalizing Marijuana cultivation: Poll

Last Updated: Sun, May 26, 2013 09:00 hrs

Majority of Americans support legalizing the growing of marijuana, according to a new poll.

The online poll, conducted by a joint team of The Huffington Post and YouGov, found that 47 percent said it should be legal to grow marijuana, while 37 percent said it shouldn't, reports The Huffington Post.

Younger people were significantly more likely to back legalization of pot cultivation. About half of every age group under 65 said growing marijuana should be allowed, compared with 36 percent of those 65 or older.

A partisan gap was also in evidence - 54 percent of Democrats, but 34 percent of Republicans - supported legalization of marijuana growing. Independents, at 48 percent, were between members of the two major political parties.

The overall results are in line with an earlier HuffPost/YouGov survey that found 51 percent in favour of legalizing marijuana, and taxing it and regulating it similarly to alcohol.

A separate poll by the Pew Research Center found legalized marijuana use gaining majority support for the first time this year.

A bipartisan amendment introduced this week by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) would remove the federal prohibition on growing industrial hemp.

The poll was conducted by, between May 22 and May 23 among 1,000 adults. (ANI)

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