Ten years after Washington and Colorado came to be the first states that took the initiative to legalize cannabis for adult use, a lot has changed. A decade ago, Washington and Colorado took this initiative after enacting Initiative 502 and Amendment 64, respectively. Thanks to this move, many Americans now believe cannabis has had a generally positive impact on society.
Many believe these impacts have been significant health-wise and in the creation of quality jobs both at the national and local levels. This is according to the findings made by the latest Pollfish survey, which was published on the 18th of April 2022. The survey also revealed that more than half of the respondents attempted legal cannabis for the first time last year.
To carry out the survey, a total of 1,100 Americans aged 21 and above were interviewed for their opinions on cannabis. Each respondent was asked to share their thoughts on marijuana, its legalization, and consumption habits. At the end of the survey, about two-thirds of the informants strongly believe that cannabis has had a generally positive effect on society. 61.5% of the respondents also believe that cannabis plays a vital role in raising economic growth in the United States.