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Continued: Tide has shifted on marijuana legalization, supporters say

  • Article by: MARIA L. LA GANGA , Los Angeles Times
  • Last update: January 20, 2014 - 9:10 PM

More states have enacted medical marijuana laws. California was first, in 1996, followed by 20 others and the District of Columbia.

The embrace of medical marijuana to ease ills, including Alzheimer’s disease, is one reason support for marijuana is growing.

Although people 65 and older are the only age group that still opposes legalization, their support has also jumped more in recent years than that of any other demographic.

Between 2011 and 2013, Gallup found that the percentage of older Americans in favor of legalization rose 14 percentage points.



 

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