NEW YORK (CBSNEWS.COM) – Sixty-five percent of Americans now think marijuana should be legal — a record high in CBS News polling.

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Most view marijuana as less harmful than alcohol and believe it is less dangerous than other drugs. Many opponents of legalization, however, think it leads to a rise in crime and most favor the federal government taking action to stop the sale of pot in states where it is currently legal.

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