A strong majority of those in California who are likely to vote in the upcoming election say they would vote “Yes” on an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis if given the chance. This is according to a new Probolsky Research poll.
According to the poll, 59.9% of likely California voters support legalizing cannabis for everyone 21 and older, compared to just 36.7% who are opposed to the move. Of those in support, 42.7% would “definitely vote yes” on a legalization initiative, compared to just 29.5% who would “definitely vote no”. 15.5% say they would “probably vote yes”, compared to 6.5% who would “probably vote no”.
Support was strongest among those aged 18 to 34, with 80% in support, as well as Democrats, with 69% in support. Republicans were the group least likely to support the initiative, at 38%.
The poll specifically referred to The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), which advocates are hoping to place on this November’s general election ballot. If placed on the ballot and passed into law, it would legalize the possession, personal cultivation and retail distribution of cannabis for everyone 21 and older.