In response to Jeff Sessions Foolishly Targets Pot: 3 Reasons Measure Can't Work, one reader mocked a reference to a poll showing 64% approval for legalization.
The poll is very believable. In fact, there are two such polls, by reputable pollsters. The only groups not in favor of legalizing marijuana are aging "Neanderthals" and self-righteous Evangelicals.
"Among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, those younger than 40 favor legalizing marijuana use, 62% to 38%. Republicans ages 40 to 64 are divided (48% say it should be legal, 49% illegal), while those 65 and older oppose marijuana legalization by more than two-to-one (67% to 30%). "
"Sizable majorities of Democrats and Democratic leaners younger than 40 (79%) and 40 to 64 (70%) favor marijuana legalization. Older Democrats – those 65 and older – are more divided (50% favor legalization, 42% oppose it)."