68% of Delaware Voters Support Decriminalizing Cannabis, Majority Supports Full Legalization
A new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, and commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project, has found that over two-thirds – 68% – of voters in Delaware support the decriminalization of cannabis possession, with only 26% opposed. A majority – 51% to 42% – also supports legalizing recreational cannabis similar to Colorado and Washington.
Under current Delaware law, a person can be sentenced to up to 6 months in prison for the possession of even a miniscule amount of cannabis, a policy that Delaware voters clearly want changed.
“The era of criminalizing people for marijuana possession is over,” says Robert Capecchi, deputy director of state policies for the Marijuana Policy Project. “Nobody should face life-altering criminal penalties and time in jail simply for possessing a small amount of a substance that is less harmful than alcohol. We hope legislators will listen to their constituents and move quickly to end this draconian policy.”
The poll found support for decriminalization to be nearly identical between men and women, while support for legalization was considerably higher among men (54% to 48%).
The full poll results can be seen by clicking here