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Most Americans think it's high time pot should be legalized

Most Americans think it's high time pot should be legalized.

Fifty-two percent of U.S. voters said they supported marijuana legislation as debate over the illegal plant reaches a fever pitch, according to a new Zobgy poll.

The majority of Americans said they supported the legalization, taxation and regulation of the illegal drug --  though 37 percent opposed it and 11 percent were unsure, according to the poll.

The results of the survey, commissioned by the conservative-learning O'Leary Report, were based on a sample of 3,937 voters that was weighted based on how participants voted in the most recent presidential election  -- 54 percent were Obama voters and 46 were McCain supporters.

The 52 percent majority was slightly higher than the 46 percent who said they supported pot legalization in an ABC News/Washington Post poll at the end of April.

"This new survey continues the recent trend of strong and growing support for taxing and regulating marijuana and ending the disastrously failed policy of prohibition," Rob Kampia, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project in D.C., told the Salem-News.

In California, where Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said the state should study how marijuana legalization works in other countries, the Field poll recently found 56-percent support for pot legalization.

President Barack Obama fielded a question during an online town hall on March 26 about whether legalization of the drug could help boost the economy out of the recession.

"I don't know what this says about the online audience," he said, brushing off the question.

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