More than half of Texans support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, according to a Public Policy Polling survey (PDF).

"Marijuana prohibition has been just as big a failure as alcohol prohibition," Marijuana Policy Project executive director Rob Kampia said Tuesday in a statement. "Most Texans agree that marijuana sales should be conducted by legitimate businesses instead of drug cartels in the underground market."

The survey, commissioned by MPP, found 58 percent of Texans supported allowing marijuana to be regulated similarly to alcohol for adults age 21 and older. The same percentage of Texans also supported allowing seriously and terminally ill patients to use medical marijuana.

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