Poll: Over 60% of New Hampshire Adults Support Legalizing Recreational Cannabis
A large majority of adults in New Hampshire support legalizing recreational cannabis for those 21 and older, according to the new WMUR Granite State Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.
According to the poll, 62% of New Hampshire adults support legalizing cannabis for personal use, an 8% increase from May of last year when polling found support at 54%. Just 30% oppose the move, according to the new poll, with 8% remaining undecided.
Unsurprisingly, support was strongest among self-identified liberals (76%) and Democrats (70%), and was weakest among conservatives (45%).
In response to a separate poll question, 72% of those surveyed said that they support selling cannabis in retail stores and taxing it in a manner similar to alcohol.
Although it’s far from full legalization, New Hampshire’s House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this month to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis; that bill currently sits in the Senate, where a slightly different version was approved last year with a 40 to 7 vote.
The WMUR Granite State Poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.7%.