New polling released by SurveyUSA has found strong support for legalizing recreational cannabis in the State of Oregon, indicating that voters are ready for reform, and would vote in favor of it if given the chance.
The polling firm asked the following question; “Oregon will also vote on several ballot measures. First, on the topic of recreational marijuana, there are three separate measures on the ballot. While each is different, in general, they would allow adults to use, possess, and grow marijuana for their own personal use, while allowing the state to regulate and tax the marijuana. In general, do you support? Or oppose? Allowing adults to use, possess and grow marijuana for their personal use, while allowing the state to regulate and tax marijuana?”
51% of respondents (which were all registered voters in Oregon) stated that they support this move, with just 41% opposed; 8% remain undecided.
Support was strong among all age groups – including being supported by 57% of those aged 50 to 64 – though 58% of those aged 64 and older oppose the effort. As for party affiliation, 65% of Democrats support legalizing cannabis, compared to 50% of Independents and just 28% of Republicans.
The full poll results can be found by clicking here.