Poll: US marijuana legalisation inevitable

2014-04-02 20:58
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Denver - Marijuana legalisation in the US seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not.

That's according to a new poll out on Wednesday by the Pew Research Centre on the nation's shifting attitudes about drug policy.

The survey also suggested that the public supports a national move away from mandatory sentences for non-violent drug offenders by a nearly 2-1 margin.

The Pew poll showed growing public acceptance of pot use. Just 15% said they would be bothered if people in their neighbourhood used marijuana in their own homes, though 63% said they would be bothered by use in public.

The telephone survey of 1 821 adults was conducted between 14 February to 23 Februar. The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

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