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For First Time, Gallup Finds Majority Support For Pot Legalization

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Only 39 percent said marijuana should not be made legal.

Advocates have enjoyed a number of triumphs over the past 12 months, beginning with Washington and Colorado voters passing measures last year to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Supporters of the movement scored another victory in August when the Department of Justice announced that it won't sue either state over the laws.