According to a recent survey, the majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana. The study, executed last month by the Pew Research Center, learned that 52 percent of Americans were in favor of legalization. It's a significant jump over 2010, when 41 percent gave it the green thumbs up.

Another notable revelation is that the age of supporters has increased. Fifty percent of Baby Boomers think legalization is appropriate now compared to the 17 percent who supported it 23 years ago. Most of the support for legalization comes from the belief that the War on Drugs is a waste of money and resources.

The number of people admitting to marijuana use is steadily increasing as the number of folks who have a moral objection to it decreases. With attitudes changing, it might be time for policy to follow suit.

[via Gothamist]