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 Ohioohiojoint, 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.


About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.


  1. Roxy

    That would be awesome.bring it on Ohio….

  2. W Hayes

    New poll shows both initiatives leading. This is the first poll I’ve seen that specifically asked about the initiatives themselves, rather than the generic question on legalization.

    Issue 2 => Yes-54%; No-20%; Undecided-26%
    Issue 3 => Yes-56%; No-34%; Undecided-10%


  3. vickia52

    yeah ohio

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