Majorities of Democrat, Republican, and Independent voters support repealing the federal criminalization of marijuana, according to national polling provided by the group, Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education and Regulation (CPEAR).

Seventy percent of registered voters support the repeal of federal prohibition, the survey found. Support was strongest (83 percent) among Democrats and those between the ages of 30 to 44. Seventy percent of Independents and 58 percent of Republicans endorsed federal reform.

Multiple pieces of legislation pending before Congress, including the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, remove cannabis from the US Controlled Substances Act – thereby repealing federal prohibition and providing states with the authority to regulate marijuana absent federal interference.

The survey data is consistent with dozens of other recent national polls showing that over 60 percent of Americans believe that the adult use of cannabis ought to be legal. 

Additional polling is available from NORML.

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