1. CANNABIS

    Half of Americans Would Legalize Pot

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    Though the feds announced in July that they would not be legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, the decision has seemingly only fueled support for the drug among Americans. A new Gallup poll revealed that a record 50 percent of respondents—up from 46 percent last year—say pot should be legalized. Since Gallup first began polling on the question in 1969, when only 12 percent of citizens were in favor of legalization, the numbers have only increased. The latest poll was conducted in early October and surveyed a random sample of 1,005 adults across the country.

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