Marijuana Legalization is a Bipartisan Issue

In an age of intense partisan division, it's rare to find an issue where both sides can agree. The debate over marijuana legalization is one such issue where supporters can be found on both sides of the aisle. Commonly thought of as a "progressive" issue and associated with the Left, many on the Right also view it as a poor economic and social policy that interferes with a state's ability to self-govern.

Support for full legalization is around 60% nationally,  and as high as 42% among Republicans. For Republican Millennials, the rate shoots up to 63% as reported by a Pew Foundation study in 2015. Even the Religious Right is starting to recognize the failures of marijuana prohibition. David Simpson, a former Republican representative in the Texas legislature, wrote, "I don’t believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix." Read more here.