NEW YORK (CBS) - A recent CBS News poll shows support for legalizing marijuana is higher than ever.
61 percent of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, a five-point increase from last year and the highest percentage ever recorded in a CBS News poll. 88 percent favor medical marijuana use.
71 percent oppose the federal government’s efforts to stop marijuana sales and its use in states that have legalized it.
65 percent think marijuana is less dangerous than most other drugs. And only 23 percent think legalizing marijuana leads to an increase violent crime.
You can read the full results of the poll here.