U.S. opinions on national marijuana policy as of 2018, by ethnicity

This statistic shows the percentage of survey respondents that had select opinions on U.S. national marijuana policy as of January 2018, by ethnicity. According to the survey results, among those that identified as white, 29 percent would want to legalize medical marijuana usage.

Percentage of U.S. registered voters that had select opinions on the national marijuana policy as of 2018, by ethnicity

Keep the current marijuana policyLegalize medical marijuanaDecriminalize marijuana Legalize recreational marijuana useNot sure
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Release date

January 2018


United States

Survey time period

January 10 to January 13, 2018

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

randomly selected registered voters

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Currently, possessing and using marijuana is against federal law. Which one of the following best describes your preference on national marijuana policy?

- Keep the current policy
- Keep the current policy, but legalize the use of marijuana for physician-supervised medical use
- Decriminalize marijuana use by removing the possibility of jail time for possession and also allowing for medical marijuana, but keep the sale of marijuana illegal.
- Legalize the commercial production, use and sale of marijuana for recreational use, as they have done recently in several states."

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