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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Millenials: 63% of Republicans, 77% of Democrats Support Legalizing Cannabis, Finds Poll

New polling releasedsaginawgrossepointe by Pew Research has found strong nationwide support for legalizing cannabis, especially among millenials (those born between 1981 and 1996).

According to the poll, 63% of Republican millenials believe that cannabis should be made legal. Support is even higher among Democrats, at 77%.

Strong support was also found in both parties among those that fall into the “Gen X” category (born between 1965 and 1980). Although Republican support is below 50%, its not far off far off at 47%. For Democrats, support is at a sturdy 61%.

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Texas Republican Party Adds Hemp Cultivation to Party Platform

The Texas Republican Party has voted to add the legalization of hemp cultivation as an official party platformhemp.

The platform was approved after the party heard testimony from both sides of the issue at the 2014 Texas GOP Convention. Although the GOP’s Temporary Platform Committee voted in favor of an amendment also making the legalization of medical cannabis an official party platform, it unfortunately was voted down by the Permanent Platform Committee, which did, however, approve the platform of legalizing hemp.

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