CBS Poll Finds Support for Legalizing Marijuana at Record High

More than six in ten Americans believe that the social use of marijuana should be legal for adults, according to nationwide polling data provided by CBS News.

The percentage marks a significant increase since 2013, when only 45 percent of respondents endorsed legalization, and it is among the highest levels of public support ever reported in a national poll. Only a majority of those respondents over the age of 65 did not support legalization.

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Poll: Support for Marijuana Legalization Climbing

CHICAGO, IL — The percentage of Americans who “think the use of marijuana should be legal” has increased dramatically over the past ten years and now stands at a record high, according to polling data compiled by the University of Chicago’s General Social Survey.

The survey has tracked adults’ opinions on legalizing marijuana since the early 1970s.

The survey reports that 57 percent of adults support legalization, up from 32 percent in 2006. That is the highest…

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Illinois Poll Finds Two-Thirds of Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana

CARBONDALE, IL — Sixty-six percent of voters believe that the adult use and sale of marijuana ought to be treated like alcohol, according to statewide polling data compiled by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University.

Support for legalization is strongest among voters under 35 years of age (83 percent) and among Democrats (77 percent). However, majorities of respondents in every age demographic and of every political ideology endorse regulating…

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Vermont Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances; New Poll Shows Strong Public Support

MONTPELIER, VT — The Vermont House Judiciary Committee approved a bill 8-3 Wednesday that would make personal possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older.

“Today’s vote shows just how far this issue has advanced in just this past year,” said Matt Simon, New England political director for the Marijuana Policy Project. “Most Vermonters agree it makes no sense to continue punishing adults for consuming a…

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Poll Finds Voters Support Marijuana Law Reform By Record Numbers

WASHINGTON, DC — Record numbers of voters support regulating the marijuana market and oppose federal efforts to interfere or undermine state laws permitting the plant’s use or sale, according to nationwide polling data released this week by Quinnipiac University.

Ninety-three percent of voters — including 96 percent of Democrats and 85 percent of Republicans — support “allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes,” the highest total ever reported in a…

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Record Numbers of Voters Support Marijuana Law Reform

HAMDEN, CT — Record numbers of voters support regulating the marijuana market and oppose federal efforts to interfere or undermine state laws permitting the plant’s use or sale, according to nationwide polling data released Thursday by Quinnipiac University.

Ninety-three percent of voters — including 96 percent of Democrats and 85 percent of Republicans — support “allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes,” the highest total ever reported…

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Rhode Island Poll Finds Strong Support for Legalizing Marijuana

“Welcome to Rhode Island sign” at Beach Pond, Hope Valley, RI (Flickr/Morrow Long)

PROVIDENCE, RI — A new poll shows momentum is building behind the effort to end marijuana prohibition in Rhode Island.

Regulate Rhode Island director Jared Moffat held a news conference Tuesday at the State House to discuss the results. He was joined by Sen. Joshua Miller (D-Cranston) and Rep. Scott Slater (D-Providence), who recently introduced the Cannabis Regulation, Control, and…

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Police Survey: Attitudes Toward Marijuana Legalization Shifting

WASHINGTON, DC — Nearly seven in ten police officers believe that marijuana ought to be legally regulated for either medicinal or recreational purposes, according to a Pew Research Center survey of nearly 8,000 law enforcement personnel.

Thirty-two percent of respondents supported legalizing the plant for adults, while another 37 percent agreed that marijuana ought to be regulated for medical purposes only. Thirty percent of police said that marijuana ought to continue…

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Most Police Want Marijuana Laws Reformed, Poll Finds

In a national poll of police officers conducted on a wide variety of topics, less than one third of those surveyed said marijuana should remain illegal.

According to the Behind the Badge survey of nearly 8,000 police officers conducted by the National Police Research Platform (NPRP), 68% of police support legalizing medical marijuana.

While 32 percent of police surveyed supported full legalization of marijuana for adults, the number is still lower than the national…

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Half of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization, 82% Support Medical

Medical marijuana patients shopping at a cannabis dispensary. (Sonya Yruel/Drug Policy Alliance)

NEW YORK, NY — Half of Americans continue to support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, and just over 8 out of 10 support allowing medical marijuana.

According to the Harris Poll released Wednesday, 82% of Americans support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, up from 81% last year.  Meanwhile, 50% of Americans support legalizing marijuana for…

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Massachusetts Legalizes Marijuana; Voters Approve Question 4

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Massachusetts has become the first state on the East Coast to legalize marijuana, with voters approving Question 4 by over 53%.

“Marijuana legalization has arrived on the East Coast. What Colorado and other states have already done is generating revenue, creating jobs and reducing crime, so it’s not surprising that voters in more places are eager to end prohibition, said Tom Angell of marijuanamajority.com.

“In addition to helping propel efforts to change federal law, this…

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Latest Polling Information for the 2016 Marijuana Related Ballot Proposals

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On Tuesday, November 8, nine states will be voting on marijuana related ballot proposals potentially doubling the number of states that allow the recreational use of marijuana and expanding the therapeutic benefits of marijuana use to millions of Americans. Here’s where these measures stand in the latest polls.

Arizona: According to an October Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite poll, 50 percent of registered voters in Arizona favor Proposition 205 and 42 percent oppose it. The…

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Election 2016: Marijuana Law Reform Takes Center Stage

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This Election Day is shaping up to be a watershed moment for efforts to end marijuana prohibition, with five states voting on marijuana legalization and four more on medical marijuana. The results are expected to have major ramifications for marijuana law reform in states across the U.S., at the federal level, and even internationally.

A recent nationwide Gallup poll found that a record 60 percent of respondents support legalizing marijuana, but polls on this year’s…

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Values Survey: 63 Percent of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal

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Sixty-three percent of Americans age 18 and older favor making the use of marijuana legal, according to national polling results compiled by the Public Religion Research Institute’s American Values Survey.

The percentage is the highest ever reported by the poll, and marks a 30 percent increase in public support for legalization since 2014.

The poll possesses a margin or error of +/- 2.8 percentage points.

The results come only days after separate surveys released by…

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Gallup: Record High Percentage Of Americans Back Legalizing Marijuana

Marijuana grows legally in Colorado. (Brett Levin via Flickr)

Marijuana grows legally in Colorado. (Brett Levin via Flickr)

Sixty percent of Americans believe that “the use of marijuana should be legal,” according to nationwide polling data released Wednesday by Gallup. The percentage is the highest level of support ever reported by the polling group, and represents more than a doubling in public support over the past two decades.

The data closely follows the release of polling data compiled by the Pew Research Center showing…

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Pew Poll: Public’s Attitude Shifts Dramatically In Favor Of Marijuana Legalization

Pew Poll: Public’s Attitude Shifts Dramatically In Favor Of Marijuana Legalization

Nearly six in ten Americans now believe that marijuana use ought to be legal and only about one in three favor continuing to criminalize the plant, according to nationwide survey data published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.

Fifty-seven percent of respondents say “The use of marijuana should be made legal,” the highest percentage of Americans ever to answer the question affirmatively in a Pew poll. Only 37 percent of respondents disagree with legalization.

The percentages mark a dramatic shift in public opinion over the past…

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Marijuana Legalization: Recreational Use Initiatives Leading In Latest Polls

Marijuana Legalization: Recreational Use Initiatives Leading In Latest Polls

WASHINGTON, DC — Voters are supportive of five pending ballot measures that seek to regulate the adult use and sale of marijuana, according to recent polling data compiled in Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada.

Half of Arizona voters intend to vote ‘yes’ in favor of Proposition 205: The Arizona Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana Act, according to an Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll. Forty percent of voters oppose the initiative. The Act allows adults age 21 and older to possess and to privately…

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Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Leading In Latest Polls

Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Leading In Latest Polls

Voters favor legalizing the adult use of cannabis in the five states where the issue will appear on the ballot this Election Day. Here is a summary of the latest polling data.

ARIZONA: Half of Arizona voters intend to vote ‘yes’ in favor of Proposition 205: The Arizona Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana Act, according to an Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll. Forty percent of voters oppose the initiative. The Act allows adults age 21 and older to possess and to privately consume and grow limited amounts of marijuana (up…

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Support for Marijuana Legalization Growing in Massachusetts

Support for Marijuana Legalization Growing in Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA — Support for a proposed ballot question to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana for adults in Massachusetts continues to grow, according to recent polling data.

A new WBZ-UMass Amherst poll released Wednesday found 53% of Bay State voters favor Question 4, while only 40% were opposed to the measure.  Seven percent remain undecided.

Wednesday’s poll reflects an increase in support for the proposal, which is among several legalization campaigns sponsored by the Washington, DC – based Marijuana Policy Project…

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California Marijuana Legalization Prop 64 Leading in Polls

California Marijuana Legalization Prop 64 Leading in Polls

California voters support Proposition 64, which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana, by nearly a two to one margin, according to the latest poll released Friday.

The latest Field Poll/Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley found that 60% of likely voters support the measure, with just 31% opposed and 9% undecided.  Findings of the poll are in line with other recent polling, suggesting Prop 64 is likely to pass in November.

field-poll-results-9-23-16Democrats, liberals and voters living in coastal communities were the most likely to support the…

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Poll Finds Majority of Maine Voters Support Marijuana Legalization Question 1

Poll Finds Majority of Maine Voters Support Marijuana Legalization Question 1

Maine is one of five states voting on legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in November.

PORTLAND, ME — Maine voters are likely to approve Question 1 in November, which will legalize the adult use of marijuana in the state, according to the results of the latest poll.

According to the Portland Press Herald poll released Monday, 53% of statewide voters support.  Only 38% of voters were opposed.

“Every indication so far has been moving in favor of legalization (nationally) and I think that is indicated by the large number of states…

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Nevada Marijuana Legalization Question 2 Leading in Polls

Nevada Marijuana Legalization Question 2 Leading in Polls

Support is growing for Question 2, which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana in Nevada, according to the latest poll results.

The KTNV/Rasmussen Reports poll released last week found 53% of likely voters support the measure, with only 39% opposed.  Support has grown since a similar poll in July, also conducted by KTNV/Rasmussen, found 50% support for legalization, with 41% opposed.

Support for legalization in Nevada could be even higher, as the Rasmussen polls historically lean Republican, according to a FiveThirtyEight ranking of…

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Poll Finds Most Coloradans Upbeat About Legal Marijuana, Few Would Support Repeal

Poll Finds Most Coloradans Upbeat About Legal Marijuana, Few Would Support Repeal

Three out of five Colorado voters say regulating and taxing marijuana has been good for the economy, and one out of four say they have a friend, relative, or acquaintance who works for or with a regulated marijuana business

DENVER, CO — A new poll finds Colorado voters are still upbeat about their decision to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use, and few would support repealing Amendment 64, the legalization initiative approved in November 2012.

The results of the statewide survey, which was conducted earlier this month by Public Policy…

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Polls Find Support for California Marijuana Legalization Proposition 64

Polls Find Support for California Marijuana Legalization Proposition 64

The majority of Californians support the passage of a proposed ballot initiative to regulate the use, production, and retail sale of cannabis to adults, according to several recent statewide polls.

Seventy-one percent of Californians say that they are leaning toward voting ‘yes’ on Proposition 64: the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, according to polling data compiled by the CALSPEAKS Opinion Research Center at Sacramento State. Public support in the poll was highest among those between the ages of 18 and 34 (84 percent), Latinos (81…

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Poll: Massachusetts Voters Likely to Approve Legalizing Marijuana

Poll: Massachusetts Voters Likely to Approve Legalizing Marijuana

BOSTON, MA — A new poll released this week finds enough support among Bay State voters to legalize marijuana in Massachusetts this November.

According to a WBUR Poll released Tuesday, Massachusetts voters support Question 4 by a margin of 50% to 45%.

Democrats were more likely to support legalization, with 53% in favor and 41% opposed.  Independent voters narrowly approve of the proposal, 48% to 47%. Republicans, on the other hand, narrowly oppose the measure, 49% to 48%.

When looking at voters by age, there was much stronger support…

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Poll: 2/3 Of Californians Support Legalizing Retail Sales of Marijuana to Adults

Poll: 2/3 Of Californians Support Legalizing Retail Sales of Marijuana to Adults

More than two in three California voters support the establishment of a state-regulated retail market for the sale of marijuana to adults, according to polling data compiled by the Institute of Government Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Sixty-four percent of respondents agree, “Marijuana should be legal for adults to purchase and use recreationally, with government regulations similar to the regulation of alcohol.”

Support is strongest among those between the ages 18 to 24 (75 percent), Democrats (74 percent), African…

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Florida Medical Marijuana Amendment 2 Polling at 77%

Florida Medical Marijuana Amendment 2 Polling at 77%

MIAMI BEACH, FL — Florida voters strongly support a proposed ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana in the Sunshine State, according to a recent poll of likely voters.

The poll, conducted by Anzalone Liszt Research on behalf of United for Care, the organization sponsoring measure, found that 77%  of likely voters support the  “Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions” Amendment 2.  Only 20% were opposed.

Anzalone conducted a similar survey for United for Care in June, 2014 in which the previous version of…

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New Poll Finds Arkansans Favor the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act

New Poll Finds Arkansans Favor the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act

Poll Prompts Medical Cannabis Patients to Invite For-Profit Marijuana Group to Join, Not Oppose Efforts

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Concerned patients and supporters of the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act (AMCA), which has already been certified to appear on the November ballot, are calling on the for-profit group, Arkansans United for Medical Marijuana to forego turning in any remaining signatures on their initiated amendment, inviting them to join their team instead.

The results of the poll, released Thursday, indicate a clear advantage for the…

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Two-Thirds of Americans Say ‘Efforts To Enforce Marijuana Laws Cost More Than They Are Worth’

Two-Thirds of Americans Say ‘Efforts To Enforce Marijuana Laws Cost More Than They Are Worth’

Sixty-five percent of Americans ages 18 and older believe that “government efforts to enforce marijuana laws cost more than they are worth” and 55 percent of respondents say that the plant’s use ought to be legal, according to national polling data compiled by YouGov.com.

Those living in the western region of the United States (65 percent), Hispanics (64 percent), Democrats (63 percent), and those under 30 (63 percent) were most likely to endorse legalizing marijuana use. Republicans (45 percent), African Americans (44 percent), and…

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Three-Quarters of Americans Say Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

Three-Quarters of Americans Say Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

Three out of four US adults believe that patients ought to be able to legally consume cannabis in instances where a physician has advised them to do so, according to nationwide survey data commissioned by Prevention Magazine.

The support level is similar to that of previous national polls, such as those commissioned by Harris Polling (81 percent) and Fox News (85 percent).

A 2014 survey of physicians commissioned by WebMD reported that 67 percent of doctors also believe that cannabis ought to be a legal “medical option for patients.”

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National Survey Finds Dip in Teen Marijuana Use, Dispels Anti-legalization Myth

National Survey Finds Dip in Teen Marijuana Use, Dispels Anti-legalization Myth

The CDC reports the rate of current marijuana use among U.S. high school students dipped from 2013 to 2015 as states throughout the country continued to reform marijuana laws; on average, significantly fewer students used marijuana in 2015 — a year in which marijuana was legal for adult use in four states and medical use in more than 20 states — than in 1997, the year in which the first state medical marijuana law was implemented

WASHINGTON, DC — The results of a federal survey released Thursday by the U.S. Center for Disease Control…

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Poll: Majority of Americans Say Make Marijuana Legal

Poll: Majority of Americans Say Make Marijuana Legal

HAMDEN, CT — The majority of US voters believe that the adult use of cannabis ought to be legalized, while more than nine in ten Americans endorse allowing its use for therapeutic purposes, according to the results of nationwide polling data provided by Quinnipiac University.

Fifty-four percent of respondents say that the “use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States.” Support for legalization is strongest among those age 18 to 39 (69 percent), Democrat voters (65 percent), Independents (61 percent), and males (60…

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Poll: Majority of Californians Favor Legalizing Marijuana

Poll: Majority of Californians Favor Legalizing Marijuana

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A majority of Californians say “the use of marijuana should be legal,” according to statewide survey data provided by the Public Policy Institute of California.

Fifty-nine percent of men and 50 percent of females support legalization. Support was highest among African Americans (78 percent), those respondents ages 18 to 34 (66 percent), Caucasians (65 percent), and those with a household income above $80,000 per year (63 percent). Support was lowest among Latinos (40 percent) and those over the age of 65 (49…

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Poll: Swing State Voters Favor Marijuana Legalization

Poll: Swing State Voters Favor Marijuana Legalization

Solid majorities of voters in the swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania support the legalization of marijuana for adult use, and super-majorities in Florida and Ohio support efforts to medicalize the plant, according to polling data provided today by Quinnipiac University.

Fifty-six percent of Florida voters believe that state law ought to allow “adults to legally possess for personal use small amounts of marijuana.” Only majorities of self-identified Republicans and respondents over the age of 65 oppose legalization.

With…

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CBS Poll: Majority Of Americans Say ‘Marijuana Use Should Be Legal’

CBS Poll: Majority Of Americans Say ‘Marijuana Use Should Be Legal’

Fifty-six percent of Americans say “Marijuana use should be legal,” according to the results of a nationwide poll commissioned by CBS News. The percentage is the highest ever reported by news agency.

Only 36 percent of respondents said that they opposed legalization.

Seventy-one percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 34 said that marijuana use ought to be legal, an increase of 10 percent since CBS posed the question last year. Among those age 35 to 64, 57 percent of respondents backed legalization, while only 31 percent of…

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Michigan: 53% Support of Voters Want Marijuana Regulated

Michigan: 53% Support of Voters Want Marijuana Regulated

LANSING, MI — A majority of Michigan voters support changing state law so that the use and cultivation of marijuana by adults is legal, according to polling data provided by the Lansing polling firm EPIC-MRA and commissioned by Michigan NORML.

Fifty-three percent of respondents said they would vote ‘yes’ on a ballot proposal to regulate and tax retail marijuana sales. Forty-five percent of those polled rejected the notion of legalizing marijuana.

The results show an increase in voter support of three percent since pollsters last posed…

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AP Poll: 61% of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana Use

AP Poll: 61% of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana Use

CHICAGO, IL — Over six in ten American adults believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal,” according to nationwide polling data provided by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. By contrast, only seven percent of respondents supported the legalization of other illicit substances, such as cocaine.

Of those respondents who supported legalizing marijuana, 43 percent endorsed imposing regulations with regard to how the substance is sold. Thirty-three percent opposed any regulation of the plant, and 24…

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Poll Finds 82% of Illinois Voters Support Medical Marijuana

Poll Finds 82% of Illinois Voters Support Medical Marijuana

CARBONDALE, IL — More than four out of five Illinois voters support medical marijuana use, according to a new poll released Monday.  The same poll found a slim majority oppose legalizing recreational use of cannabis, however.

According to the poll conducted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 82% of Illinois voters support legalized medicinal marijuana in Illinois. Only 16% were opposed.

This represents an increase of 19 points since the same poll asked a similar question in 2013, when…

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Latest Poll Finds 78% Support Medical Marijuana In Iowa

Latest Poll Finds 78% Support Medical Marijuana In Iowa

DES MOINES, IA — Over three quarters of Iowa residents support legalizing medical marijuana in Iowa, according to the latest poll released last week.

According to the Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll, 78% of adults support medical marijuana in the state, up from 58% support two years ago.  The poll, however, found much less support for legalizing recreational use of marijuana, with only 34% of adults in support.

The findings are consistent with other polls recently conducted in Iowa, which continue to show strong support for…

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Poll: Florida Voters Support Constitutional Amendment to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Poll: Florida Voters Support Constitutional Amendment to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Latest Poll Shows 65% Support For 2016 Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative

A super-majority of Florida voters say that they will vote ‘yes’ on a proposed constitutional amendment this November that seeks to permit the physician-authorized use and distribution of cannabis for therapeutic purposes.

According to Public Policy Polling data provided this week, 65 percent of voters endorse the medical marijuana legalization measure and only 28 percent oppose it.

Seventy five percent of Democrats back the measure, as do 70 percent of…

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Latest New Hampshire Poll Finds 62% Support Marijuana Legalization

Latest New Hampshire Poll Finds 62% Support Marijuana Legalization

Only 20% of Granite State residents want to continue arresting marijuana users

MANCHESTER, NH — Less than a month after the New Hampshire House killed a pair of marijuana legalization proposals, a new poll has found that a strong majority of residents support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for adults.

According to the Granite State Poll — conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center and sponsored by WMUR-TV — released Tuesday, 62% of residents surveyed support legalizing marijuana for adults.  Forty-one…

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Poll: 60% of Likely California Voters Support Initiative Effort to Legalize Adult Marijuana Use

Poll: 60% of Likely California Voters Support Initiative Effort to Legalize Adult Marijuana Use

A majority of likely California voters say that they intend to vote ‘yes’ this November for an initiative to regulate the retail production and sale of marijuana by adults, according to the results of a Probolsky Research poll released Thursday.

Sixty percent of respondents say that they will vote in favor of an initiative this November “that would legalize marijuana for recreational use under California law and allow government to tax” its retail sales.

Thirty-seven percent said that they would vote ‘no.’

Support was strongest…

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Poll: 3 of 4 Ohio Voters Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Poll: 3 of 4 Ohio Voters Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Public Policy Polling survey finds 74% in favor and only 22% opposed as advocates prepare to launch a campaign in support of a constitutional ballot initiative that would allow seriously ill patients to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it

COLUMBUS, OH — Approximately three out of four Ohio voters support amending the state constitution to make medical marijuana legal for patients with terminal or debilitating conditions, according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling released Monday.

The survey of 672 randomly selected…

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Poll: DC Residents Want Regulation of Marijuana in the District

Poll: DC Residents Want Regulation of Marijuana in the District

Majority Oppose Congressional Interference with DC Law, View Marijuana Reform as a Statehood Issue, Believe Mayor Bowser Should Move to Tax & Regulate Marijuana, Support Regulated Venues for Social Consumption

WASHINGTON, DC –A substantial majority of District residents believe Mayor Bowser should move forward with taxation and regulation of marijuana despite Congressional prohibition, according to a survey conducted over the weekend by Public Policy Polling (PPP) for the Drug Policy Alliance, DC Vote, DC Working Families and the…

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Over 60% of New Mexicans Support Legal Marijuana Sales

Over 60% of New Mexicans Support Legal Marijuana Sales

SANTA FE, NM — More than three out of five New Mexicans believe that state law ought to be amended to permit retails sales of marijuana to adults, according to statewide polling data provided by Research & Polling Inc. and commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance.

Sixty-one percent of respondents said that they supported legislation to regulate and tax retail sales of marijuana to those age 21 and over. Respondents’ support rose to 69 percent when pollsters indicated that sales taxes would be used to fund health-related programs.

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Poll: New Hampshire Primary Voters Strongly Support Decriminalizing Drug Possession

Poll: New Hampshire Primary Voters Strongly Support Decriminalizing Drug Possession

Majorities of Republicans, Democrats and Independents Oppose Arresting People for Simple Possession of Any Drug, Want Health Insurers to Provide Treatment and Support Eliminating Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders

CONCORD, NH — A substantial majority of New Hampshire presidential primary voters support decriminalizing drug possession, according to a new poll released by the Drug Policy Alliance.

Sixty-six percent of voters in the first-in-the-nation primary, including half of all Republicans and 68% of independents,…

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Majority of Maryland Voters Support Regulating Marijuana Like Alcohol, Poll Finds

Majority of Maryland Voters Support Regulating Marijuana Like Alcohol, Poll Finds

A majority of registered Maryland voters believe that cannabis use should be legally regulated in a manner similar to alcohol, according to statewide polling data provided by Gonzalez Research & Marketing Strategies and commission by the Marijuana Policy Project.

Fifty-three percent of respondents said that they favor a change in state law “to allow marijuana to be regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol, for legal use by adults 21 years of age and older.” Forty-three percent of those surveyed opposed legalization.

Similar levels of…

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Majority of Americans Continue to Support Legalizing Marijuana

Majority of Americans Continue to Support Legalizing Marijuana

WASHINGTON, DC — A majority of Americans, including two-thirds of Democrats, believe that marijuana should be legal for adults, according to nationwide survey data compiled by YouGov.com.

Fifty-two percent of respondents said, “[T]he use of marijuana should be legalized.” Only 34 percent of respondents opposed the idea.

Support for legalization was strongest among self-identified Democrats (66 percent), those with a household income of $100,000 or more (62 percent), and African Americans (59 percent). Support was weakest among Hispanics…

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Utah Poll Finds Strong Support for Medical Marijuana, Especially Among Older Adults

Utah Poll Finds Strong Support for Medical Marijuana, Especially Among Older Adults

Most adults 45 and older support legalizing medical marijuana in Utah, while those aged 18-24 were opposed.

Six out of ten Utahns support allowing doctors to recommend medical marijuana in Utah, according to a new poll released Monday.

The poll, conducted by Dan Jones & Associates for UtahPolicy, found 61% support of legalizing medical marijuana in Utah.  Only 36% were opposed.

Pollsters asked 624 adults “Do you favor or oppose legalizing medical marijuana, prescribed by licensed doctors?”

Of those polled, 35% answered that they…

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Canada’s $5 Billion Marijuana Market and the Potential Problems

Canada’s $5 Billion Marijuana Market and the Potential Problems

Canadians Want Cannabis Legalized and Regulated

The latest Forum Research survey found that 18% of the 1,256 respondents had used marijuana in the past year. Another 13% of respondents said they would have if it were legal. This equates to a potential recreational cannabis market of over 7 million Canadians.

Currently the medical marijuana market in Canada is worth around $80-$100 million per year, serving approximately 45,000 patients. Industry analysts say this could top $5 billion per year when weed is legalized in Canada.

Assuming Canada…

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