- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Support for legalizing marijuana in California appears to be growing stronger.

That’s according to a poll released Wednesday that finds 55 percent of likely voters in the state say that marijuana use should be legal.

The findings come amid talk of renewed efforts to bring a proposal to the state ballot to legalize marijuana use.

In 1996, California voters approved an initiative that legalized marijuana for medicinal use.

The Public Policy Institute of California survey found that support for legalization among all adults was similar to the tally for likely voters, 53 percent.

Pollsters say support for legalizing marijuana is at its highest point since the survey began asking the question in May 2010.

The telephone survey of 1,706 residents was conducted March 8-17.

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