New polling shows strong support for legalizing marijuana in Germany.

A new poll conducted by Mafo, a research firm, and commissioned by Playboy Deutschland, has found that a strong majority of German adults support the idea of legalizing marijuana.

According to the poll, 57.5% of German residents support the legalization of marijuana for adults, including allowing them to purchase the plant from retail outlets. 90.5% of the poll’s respondents stated that they believe the country’s current laws don’t work at preventing cannabis from being consumed.

Roughly 30% of those involved in the poll have consumed marijuana, considerably less than the nearly 50% of Americans who have consumed the plant at least once in their lives.

When it comes to “hard drugs” like cocaine and heroin, support for legalization is drastically lower, with 92.9% opposed to making these substances legal.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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