America's attitude regarding the legal use of marijuana has come a long way since the late 1960s. Now, a recent Gallup poll shows that support for legalization has reached a record high, with 60% of Americans favoring legal use of the controversial plant.
This is a slight but notable increase from the 58% record high set in 2013 and 2015. It shows a drastic change in thinking from the measly 12% approval rating weed had when Gallup first began polling about the topic in 1969.
Considering that legalization status is on the ballot in five states—California, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada—this November, it's more likely than ever that pot use could become legal for as much as 25% of the country should all these ballot measures pass.
But even if legal weed only passes in California, that might be enough to sway the rest of the country towards favoring legalization. As Gallup notes, the "Golden State" is often a political trend setter.
It could be a matter of time before you can legally spark up wherever your heart desires.