With an impressive majority of 74%, the Americans are agreed to the legalization of the cannabis consumption according to a survey conducted recently by Gallup, transmitted Xinhua on Saturday.This is the highest proportion obtained over the last 47 years by Gallup in the polls conducted on this topic. The first survey about the legalization of the cannabis consumption was made in 1969, when only 12% of Americans agreed to the legalization of the consumption of this plant. At present, the marijuana can be consumed, legally, in four American States: Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington D.C.. The Americans from other five states: California, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada, will have the chance to express their opinion about the legalization of this recreational drug through a popular vote, in November.
The Americans’ support for the legalization of the consumption of marijuana started to rise in the second half of the ’70s, when 28% of respondents declared to be agreed to such a measure. After a slight decrease in the percentage in the ’80s, this support for the legalization of this drug stabilized around 25% in the ’90s and got to 31% in the first years of the twenty-first century.The support for the legalization of the recreational consumption of cannabis became important for the first time in 2013, when the Washington DC and Colorado became the first American states that adopted this measure. If California will adopt the law about the recreational consumption of cannabis, more states could follow the example in a short period of time, according to Gallup. This result of the survey comes after the Australian researchers announced that a gel based on cannabis could help the people who suffer from the epilepsy disease. The doctors from different countries are positive about the role played by cannabis in the treatment of diverse diseases.