Additionally, support for marijuana remains split along party lines. There was a 20 percent gap between the way Democrats and Independents feel about weed compared to Republicans. While more than 60 percent of both Independents and Democrats think pot should be legal, only about 40 percent of Republicans felt the same way.
Even though the federal government still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug—alongside heroin, acid, and bath salts—the recent survey seems to indicate Americans’ attitudes toward the drug are changing. A recent Quinnipiac poll found a similar nationwide trend, with 71 percent of Americans saying they don’t believe the feds should crackdown on legal weed—something Sessions may be thinking about doing.
But then again, while we’re on the subject of polls, it might be worth noting that most Americans think Jeff Sessions should resign. So there’s that.