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CBS Poll: 51 Percent Support Legalizing Marijuana

February 26, 2014, 6:00 PM by Don Jorgensen

CBS Poll: 51 Percent Support Legalizing Marijuana
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

For the first time in history, a new CBS poll shows 51 percent of Americans now think marijuana use should be made legal.

86 percent think doctors should be allowed to prescribe marijuana for serious medical conditions. We hit the streets of Sioux Falls to hear what people think of the poll and pot.

Marijuana is quickly becoming a burning issue across America. Two states have already legalized it for recreational use and now there's momentum to make it legal in several others.

CBS' poll shows a majority of people under 65 all think it should be legal to use, especially those younger than 29.

"I'm not surprised, times have changed, people have changed, the baby boomers are more of the elderly, so that makes a big difference," Dale Dykstra said.

"I'm actually glad to see that it's the majority," Christine Buddi said.

Christine Buddi is a recovering addict.  She supports the use of marijuana, especially for medicinal purposes.

"There are a lot of people in prison right now because of marijuana and they really need to look at the benefits and get rid of the stigma of it," Buddi said.

CBS' poll shows a whopping 86 percent of the people agree with her.

"I'm a substance abuse counselor and a pastor, I don't agree with it," Brian Narcomey said.

Brian Narcomey, who smoked pot for nearly 20 years, says he can see why some people support legalizing medical marijuana, but thinks the bad outweighs the good.

"Just because it could lead to other things, but also it affects the mid, the system," Narcomey said.

Regardless of how they feel about marijuana or its medicinal use, many believe the marijuana debate isn't going away anytime soon.

"The scripture says the good will become bad and the bad will become good, so things that are accepted as everybody is doing it, why not," Narcomey said?

"It's probably going to be a domino effect, it will probably fall throughout the states," Dykstra said.

Marijuana use remains illegal under federal law, but a majority of Americans, 62 percent, think it should be left up to each state to decide.

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