Poll: Strong Majority of Florida Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana

According to newly released polling, well over 50% of voters in Florida support legalizing marijuana for all uses.

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According to the new Quinnipiac University poll, 65% of Florida voters support legalizing the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana, similar to what has been done in 10 other states plus the District of Columbia. Quinnipiac notes that this is, by far, an “all-time high” in the state for legalization support.

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Poll: 81% of Indiana Adults Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana

According to new polling, the vast majority of Indiana adults support legalizing medical marijuana.

The poll, conducted at Ball State University, found that 81% of adults in Indiana are in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. Only 16% are opposed to the move.

Earlier this year Indiana passed legislation legalizing the medical use of CBD oil. However, the extremely restrictive nature of the law has led to medical marijuana proponents to continue advocating for an expanded law that allows for the medical use of all marijuana, not just CBD oil, while expanding the list of conditions that qualify individuals to use the medicine. This new poll gives them quite a bit of ammo in their effort.

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Poll: 49% in Wyoming Support Legalizing Marijuana, Up 12% From 2014

According to new polling from the University of Wyoming’s Survey & Analysis Center, 49% of Wyoming residents support legalizing marijuana, with 86% in favor of legalizing medical marijuana.

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This marks an 8% increase from 2016, and a 12% increase from 2014.

“In 2014 over one-third (37%) of Wyoming residents said they support allowing adults in Wyoming to legally possess marijuana for personal use”, states a brief of the poll. “In 2016 support increased to 41%. Now in 2018, nearly half (49%) of Wyoming residents say they support this – a statistically significant trend since 2014.”

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New Gallup Poll Finds 66% of U.S. Adults Support Legalizing Marijuana, Record High

new Gallup poll released Monday has found that support for legalizing marijuana in the U.S. has reached a record high of 66%, with just 32% opposed.

The poll found majority support spans the political spectrum, with majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and independents in favor. Support among Republicans grew to 53%, up from 51% last year, with opposition dropping to just 45%. Approximately two out of three voters support legalization in each of the four major geographic regions of the country.

The poll results come as voters in two states, Michigan and North Dakota, are considering ballot initiatives to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult use. Nine U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and one U.S. territory, the Northern Mariana Islands, have enacted laws making marijuana legal for adults 21 and older. Eight of those states and the Northern Marianas have also established systems for regulating commercial cultivation and sales.

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National Survey Finds 62% of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

Survey results released Monday by the Pew Research Center show a strong majority of American adults support legalizing marijuana.

The national survey of 1,754 U.S. adults found 62% think marijuana should be made legal, while only about one-third of Americans (34%) think it should remain illegal.

“A growing majority of Americans are ready to end the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and move on”,  says Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project. “They see states regulating marijuana for medical and adult use, and they recognize it is a much more effective approach. Laws that treat cannabis consumers like criminals and disproportionately impact communities of color are steadily losing popularity across the U.S.”

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Poll: 56% of Michigan Voters Support Initiative to Legalize Marijuana, Just 38% Oppose

According to new polling, a strong majority of likely voters in Michigan support an initiative to legalize marijuana which is being voted on this November.

The survey, commissioned by The Detroit News and WDIV-TV, shows that 56% of likely voters support Proposal 1, with just 38% opposed. Only 6% of voters are undecided, meaning that even if all of them decided they oppose the measure, it would still hold a 12% lead in support.

“What’s interesting is how consistent these numbers have been over two years,” says pollster Richard Czuba of the Lansing-based Glengariff Group Inc., which conducted the survey.  “There are hardly any undecided people left on this issue. It’s baked into the electorate.”

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Poll: 85% of Americans Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana, 57% Support Recreational Legalization

According to a new HealthDay/Harris Poll, an overwhelming majority of adults in America support legalizing medical marijuana, with a strong majority also in support of legalizing the plant for recreational purposes.

The survey found that 85% of Americans believe that marijuana “should be legalized for medical use”, while 57% support legalizing and regulating the plant for anyone 21 and older, for any use. Among younger respondents (those ages 18 to 44), 68% agree that cannabis should be legal.

“Voters believe that ending America’s failed marijuana prohibition laws is a common-sense issue, not a partisan one,” NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano told HealthDay, which commissioned the poll. “It’s time for their elected officials to take a similar posture, and to move expeditiously to amend federal law in a manner that comports with public and scientific consensus, as well as with marijuana’s rapidly changing cultural and legal status.”

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Poll: Majority of Arizona Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana

According to an Emerson College poll released this week, a solid majority of voters in Arizona are in favor of the state legalizing marijuana for adults.

“When voters were asked about legalization of marijuana, 53% approve and 39% disapprove”, states the poll. “Democrats (66%) and Independents (62%) are in strong support for legalization, while only 32% of Republicans support legalization, 61% oppose.”

Legalization was particularly popular among  those 18 to 34 years old, with 65% in support and just 20% opposed. Specifically, polling participants were asked: “There is an initiative for the legalization of marijuana for adults 21 and over in Arizona. Do you support legalizing marijuana for adults 21 and over?”

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Poll: For First Time, Majority in France Support Legalizing Marijuana

New polling shows that for the first time a majority of adults in France support legalizing marijuana, and a much larger majority support medical marijuana legalization.

According to the new poll from Institut français d’opinion publique (Ifop) for Terra Nova and Echo Citoyen, 51% of those in France support marijuana legalization, with 40% opposed; the remaining 9% are currently undecided on the issue.

Thierry Pech, head of Terra Nova, says the poll marks a “turning point”, saying that “French people made the finding that prohibition and repression did not work to preserve the health of users”.

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Poll: More People Think Having a Baby Outside of Marriage is Morally Wrong than Smoking Marijuana

According to a new Gallup poll, more Americans believe that having a baby outside of marriage is morally wrong than smoking marijuana.

The poll also found that more people believe smoking marijuana is morally acceptable than wearing animal fur, pornography, the death penalty and a wide range of other issues.

For the poll, “Attitudes about the morality of alcohol and marijuana items were measured for the first time in Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs survey, conducted May 1-10. The survey asked Americans to indicate whether they believe each of 22 different behaviors and practices are morally acceptable or morally wrong.”

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