Attitudes on the legalization of marijuana among consumers in the United States as of January 2017

Consumer views on cannabis legalization in the U.S. 2017 This statistic shows the attitudes towards the legalization of marijuana among consumers in the United States as of January 2017. During the survey, 55 percent of respondents said they believed cannabis should be legalized, regulated and taxed like cigarettes and alcohol.
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Share of respondents
Cannabis should be legalized, regulated and taxed like cigarettes and alcohol55%
Cannabis should only be legal for medical use with a doctor's recommendation26%
Cannabis should be decriminilized eliminating criminal penalties but not regulating or taxing it7%
Cannabis should be illegal9%
Don't know3%
Share of respondents
Cannabis should be legalized, regulated and taxed like cigarettes and alcohol55%
Cannabis should only be legal for medical use with a doctor's recommendation26%
Cannabis should be decriminilized eliminating criminal penalties but not regulating or taxing it7%
Cannabis should be illegal9%
Don't know3%
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This statistic shows the attitudes towards the legalization of marijuana among consumers in the United States as of January 2017. During the survey, 55 percent of respondents said they believed cannabis should be legalized, regulated and taxed like cigarettes and alcohol.
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Release date
January 2017
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New Frontier Data
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 12 to 15, 2017
Number of respondents
1,671 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
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