Poll: 64% of those in New Zealand Support Legalizing or Decriminalizing Cannabis

new Zealand According to a new poll commissioned by the New Zealand Drug Foundation (NZDF), a strong majority of those in New Zealand support either legalizing or decriminalizing cannabis.

According to the poll, 33% of New Zealanders believe cannabis should be legal, with 31% believing it should be decriminalized. Just 34% – or roughly 1 in 3 – feel that cannabis should remain illegal for personal use.

In addition, 52% support legalizing cannabis cultivation, and 66% support legalizing medical cannabis.

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Poll: For First Time Ever, More Republicans Support Legalization than Oppose it

legalizemeyoFor the first time a national poll has found that a plurality of Republicans support the legalization of cannabis for recreational use. The poll also found a strong majority of all Americans to be in support of the move.

According to the YouGov poll, 45% of Republicans favor legalizing cannabis, with 42% opposed; 13% remain undecided. Just eight months ago the numbers were drastically different, with just 36% of Republicans favoring legalization compared to 50% opposed.

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New Poll: 89% of American Voters Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

medical-marijuana-630A drastic majority of voters in the United States support legalizing medical cannabis, while a majority is also in support of legalizing cannabis for all uses, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll.

According to the poll, 89% of American voters believe that medical cannabis should be legal if prescribed by a doctor; only 9% oppose this move. Although the number is much lower, a solid 54% of American voters also support legalizing cannabis for all uses.

“The fact that a majority of American voters favors legalizing marijuana in general shows how attitudes about the drug have changed”, says Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

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Poll: Over 60% of New Hampshire Adults Support Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

newhampshireA 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.

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New Gallup Poll: 58% of Americans Support Legalizing Cannabis, Up 7% from Last Year

cannaamericaA newly released Gallup poll has found that 58% of adults in the U.S. believe that cannabis should be made legal, up from 51% the last time the question was asked by Gallup in October, 2014.

According to the poll of 10,015 people conducted between October 7-11 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4%, just 40% of adults in the U.S. oppose the legalization of recreational cannabis.

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Super Majority of Voters Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania

By Paul Armentano, NORML

medical cannabisSuper-majorities of voters believe that medical cannabis should be legal, and most men additionally support legalizing marijuana for all adults, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University Swing State poll.

Pollsters gauged support for marijuana law reform in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Florida voters backed legalizing cannabis therapy by a margin of 87 percent to 12 percent. A majority of male voters (57 percent) also supported broader legalization, while only 49 percent of women agreed.

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Poll: 87% of Florida Voters Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis, 51% Support Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

floridainitiativeA new Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll has found that a drastic majority of Florida voters support legalizing cannabis for medical purposes, while also finding a majority of voters to be in support of legalizing recreational cannabis.

According to the poll released Thursday, a whopping 87% of registered Florida voters support legalizing medical cannabis, with just 12% opposed to the move. Only 1% of voters are undecided on the issue.

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New Poll: 81% of Americans Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

medmarA new Harris Poll has found that an overwhelming majority of Americans support legalizing medical cannabis, and a plurality support legalizing recreational cannabis. According to the survey, support for the legalization of cannabis for both medical treatment and recreational use has increased by seven percentage points over the past four years.

“Currently, four in five adults (81%) favor legalizing marijuana for medical use, up from 2011 when three quarters of Americans (74%) indicated the same”, says Hannah Pollack, Research Analyst for The Harris Poll. “Meanwhile, half of Americans are supportive of legalizing marijuana for recreational use (49%), up from the two fifths (42%) who felt that way in 2011.”

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Poll Finds Strong Support for Legalizing Cannabis in Rhode Island

A strongcannabisjointandbud majority of voters in Rhode Island support legalizing cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol, according to a new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, and commissioned by Regulate Rhode Island.

According to the survey of 762 Rhode Island voters, 57% support legalizing, regulating and taxing cannabis

Regulate Rhode Island is pushing for passage of bills in the state’s House and Senate – introduced last month – sponsored by Senators Joshua Miller Representative Scott Slater, which would legalize cannabis for those 21 and older while establishing a regulatory framework for its legal distribution.

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Majority of Voters in Michigan Support Cannabis Legalization, According to New Poll

Fifty-onemichigan percent of likely Michigan voters say they would support the legalization of cannabis for recreational use if it were to be regulated and taxed like alcohol, while 45 percent oppose the idea, according to the latest statewide poll conducted by Marketing Resource Group (MRG).

According to a press release from MRG; “Geographically, the strongest support came from the Suburban Wayne County area (57 percent support, 41 percent oppose) and Macomb County (52 percent approve, 40 percent oppose). The City of Detroit (44 percent support, 50 percent oppose), West Michigan (48 percent support, 46 percent oppose), and the Tri-City Thumb area (49 percent support, 48 percent oppose) are split on the issue and voters in the Upper Peninsula (26 percent support, 69 percent oppose) oppose the idea.”

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