Early Voting Underway for Ohio Legalization Initiative, New Poll Shows Support at 53%
A new Quinnipiac University poll has found that in the midst of early voting taking place in Ohio, 53% of voters in the state are in support of legalizing recreational cannabis. The poll is good news for advocates of Issue 3, a proposal put forth by ResponsibleOhio which would legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older and is on next month’s general election ballot.
According to the poll, which we received through press release, just 44% of voters in Ohio oppose legalizing cannabis.
Although the poll didn’t specifically mention Issue 3, the poll clearly demonstrates that the measure is in a good position to pass, with support for legalization nearly 10% higher than the opposition.
“Not surprisingly support for the change is linked to age, with younger voters more likely to see personal use of pot as a good thing,” says Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
If approved by voters, Issue 3 would legalize the possession and state-licensed distribution of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older.