David McNew

One of the biggest stories out of last week’s election was that voters in Colorado and Washington State chose to legalize marijuana. States like California had previously approved medical marijuana, but Colorado and Washington are the first to also approve cannabis for recreational use.

The federal government continues to ban all use of marijuana, setting up interesting questions concerning jurisdiction and enforcement. But what if voters from across the nation were allowed to decide if marijuana should be legal for all?

According to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports of 1,000 American adults, the public couldn’t be more evenly divided on the issue. Forty-five percent answered they were in favor of marijuana legalization, 45 percent were opposed, and 10 percent weren’t sure if marijuana should be legal.

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