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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New Poll Shows Majority of Arizonans Support Ending Cannabis Prohibition

arizona1A new poll conducted by the Behavior Research Center’s has found that a majority of those in Arizona support legalizing cannabis for recreational purposes.

According to the Rocky Mountain Poll, 53% of Arizonans support making possession of a small amount of cannabis legal for personal use, with just 39% opposed to the idea. Support outpaced opposition in all three of the geographical areas that were surveyed: 53% to 38% in Maricopa County; 47% to 43% in Pima County; and 58% to 38% in Rural Arizona.

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Poll: 53% of Americans Support Legalizing Cannabis

A chart showing the rapidly increasing support for legalization in the U.S.
A chart showing the rapidly increasing support for legalization in the U.S.

A new Pew Research Center poll has found that a majority of those in the United States support legalizing cannabis for recreational purposes.

According to the poll, 53% of Americans support legalizing cannabis, with 44% opposed. As recently as 2006, just 32% supported cannabis legalization, while nearly twice as many (60%) were opposed.

“Millennials (currently 18-34) have been in the forefront of this change: 68% favor legalizing marijuana use, by far the highest percentage of any age cohort”, according to a Tuesday press release. “But across all generations –except for the Silent Generation (ages 70-87) – support for legalization has risen sharply over the past decade.”

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Poll: 60% of Louisiana Voters Support Decriminalizing Cannabis

A new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling has found that a majority of Louisianalouisianaseal voters are in favor of legalizing medical cannabis, as well a decriminalizing cannabis possession.

According to the poll, 60% of voters in Louisiana support removing criminal penalties for someone caught possessing up to an ounce of cannabis for the first time, making it instead a simple $50 or $100 ticket. Majority support was found in all age groups, including 52% of those aged 65 and older.

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New Poll: 58% of Americans Support Legalizing Cannabis

A new survey of over 450,000 Americans, conducted by the polling firm CivicScience, has found that a strong majority of Americans are instory-legal-potgood2-165145 favor of legalizing cannabis. Of those polled, 58% stated they support cannabis legalization, with just 39% opposed, and 7% undecided.

The survey asked the following question; “Would you support or oppose a law in your state that would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana like alcohol?”

Of those in support, 39% said they’re “strongly” in support, with 19% saying they’re “somewhat” in support. Of those opposed, 29% “strongly” oppose the move, and 6% “somewhat” oppose the move.

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Poll: 66% of Americans Say Private Cannabis Consumption Should be Legal

66% of Americans believe that adults should be able to legally possess and consume cannabis in their own homes, according toLos Angeles City Council Votes To Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries a HuffingtonPost/YouGov survey released earlier this month.

According to the poll, 72% of Democrats and 70% of Independents believe that the private consumption of recreational cannabis should be legal. Republicans are also in support, 50% to 39%.

55% of the survey’s respondents, including 62% of Democrats and 60% of Independents, also stated that they support statewide laws which seek to legalize, tax and regulate the production and retail sale of cannabis to adults, such as laws approved in 2012 in Colorado (Amendment 64) and Washington State (Initiative 502).

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Poll: Only 27% of Pennsylvania Voters Want Cannabis to Remain Illegal

A new poll conducted by Keystone Analytics has found that a large majority of Pennsylvania voters support a reformation of the state’s cannabis policiespennsylvania, with only 27% supporting the current prohibition on cannabis.

“Sixty-nine percent of voters would like to see the legalization of marijuana, with 47 percent in favor of use for medicinal purposes only and 22 percent for any purpose”, says Jennifer Shockley of Keystone Analystics. “Twenty-seven percent believe that marijuana should remain illegal in the Commonwealth.”

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70% in Canada Support Legalizing or Decriminalizing Cannabis, According to Government Funded Poll

A newly released poll conducted for Canada’s Department of Justice has found that a strong majority of Canadians favor either thecanadaflagcannabis decriminalization or full legalization of cannabis, with less than 14% of respondents being in support of the status quo.

The survey, which included 3,000 participnants, was conducted by Ipsos-Reid, and commissioned by the nation’s Department of Justice; the poll cost around $175,000.

According to The Star, which obtained the poll early, Conservatives have been holding on to the results for months without releasing them to the public, though they apparently plan to do so at the end of this month.

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61% of Americans, Including Majority of Republicans, Support Colorado’s Cannabis Legalization Law

A new HuffPost/YouGov poll released yesterday has found that a strong majority of Americans – including a majority of Republicans – support Colorado’s lawcannabis which finds recreational cannabis legal, including state-licensed sales. A majority of respondents also believe that cannabis legalization will not lead to an increase in crime, and a plurality believes that it won’t lead to a decrease in road safety.

According to the poll, 61% of those in the U.S. support Colorado’s’ cannabis law, which, according to the poll question, “makes recreational marjuana [sic] use legal but applies a heavy tax on marijuana sales, limits the sale of marijuana only to people 21 years old or older, and makes it illegal to take marijuana out of state?” Only 27% are opposed to the new law, including just 38% of Republicans and 30% of those aged 65 and older.

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83% of Millenials Support No Jail for Cannabis, Over 60% Support the Same for Other Drugs

A new Reason-Rupe poll released today has found that millennials (those aged 18 to 29) overwhelmingly favor the removal of criminal penaltiesmillennials for cannabis, as well as hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin.

According to the poll, only 14% of millennials across the United States believe that the use of cannabis should result in jail time, with 83% saying it shouldn’t. 65% believe that cannabis use should be allowed or result in just a ticket, and an additional 18% believe that rehabilitation should be required, though incarceration shouldn’t. In a separate question, 57% (to 39%) stated that they believe cannabis should be legally allowed.

The survey also found that millennials strongly oppose jail time for other drugs; just 28% of respondents feel that the use of ecstasy should result in jail, compared to 34% for cocaine and 35% for heroin.

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