This is a really neat place, man. Where am I, man? This is your room, Steve. The times they are a changin'... Washington Times: Poll: Majority now say marijuana smoking should be legal A majority of Americans now support legalizing marijuana use — the first time public support has crossed the 50 percent threshold, according to new polling from the Pew Research Center.Pew found that 52 percent of Americans said marijuana use should be legal, compared to just 45 percent who said it should be illegal. The level of support has jumped 11 percentage points in the last three years.Support is even higher among younger American adults, with nearly two-thirds of Millennials — those born since 1980 — supporting legalization.