The percentage of people who said they have tried marijuana at some point in their lifetime is also up at 48 percent, an eight percent increase since 2010.
The overall shift in support is due to a wide acceptance of the drug among young Americans as well as changing views of the baby boomer generation, who know of pot as the drug of their youth.
As the public’s opinion on marijuana has shifted, so have laws governing the drug. Ever since Colorado and Washington made marijuana legal, the number of states to decriminalize pot are on the rise. Just recently the Maryland Senate approved a bill that would decriminalize marijuana, decreasing the penalty for the possession of less than 10 grams to up to a $100 fine with no time in jail.
The following is marijuana legalization by state: