Nightly News   |  October 22, 2013

Poll: Majority of Americans in favor of legalizing marijuana

According to a new Gallup poll, for the first time 58 percent – a majority of Americans – believe pot should be legalized, up 10 points from last year. NBC’s Brian Williams reports

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>>> and there is new and definitive evidence tonight that americans have warmed over the years to the idea of weed. for the first time ever, a solid majority of americans now believe marijuana should be legal. 58% in the latest gallup poll say it should be legalized. that's up a full ten points since just last year, up from 12%, the first time they ever did a poll on the issue, that was in 1969 .