Polling website Fivethirtyeight points out two key caveats. One, the numbers are rising in favor of legalization and declining in opposition, but that doesn’t mean the numbers will continue the trend in those directions. Two, while the numbers are again rising, legalization is still by and large a minority viewpoint nationally.
The poll points out an interesting piece of information which might help MMJ advocates: AARP, traditionally a strong and politically respected voting bloc, may see medical marijuana become a big issue among its membership in the coming years.
A survey conducted 10 years ago showed only about 10 percent of that age group used marijuana. However as aging hippies move on to greener, retirement home pastures, that figure is expected to be up around 60 percent within a few years.