Poll: Opinion Split On Pot Legalization, Big Support Among Those Under 30

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November 14, 2012 4:09 a.m.

A week after voters in Colorado and Washington passed measures legalizing recreational use of marijuana, a new poll released Wednesday shows that opinion across the country is divided on the matter.

The latest poll from ABC News and the Washington Post shows that 48 percent of American adults support legalizing small amounts of marijuana, compared with 50 percent who are opposed.

But attitudes on the issue appear to be generationally influenced. Fifty-five percent of American adults under the age of 30 support legalization while 45 percent of the young age group is opposed. But those over the age of 65 are staunchly against an end to prohibition: 67 percent are opposed and only 30 percent are in favor of legalization.

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