70% of Americans Oppose Enforcing Federal Marijuana Laws

It’s difficult to get Americans to agree on anything these days, but pot is proving to be an unlikely cause for common ground.

A whopping 7 in 10 Americans now say they oppose enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized recreational pot. And that includes a plurality of registered Republicans.

The new numbers from Quinnipiac also show majority support for legalization once again. 58 percent support legalization of recreational pot. For medical weed, support is even higher at 91 percent.

"The demographics say pot is here to stay, either for fun or to provide medical comfort," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "And the message to Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Hands off."


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