Washington: Only 22% of Voters Believe Cannabis Legalization Has Had a Negative Effect
Support for cannabis legalization has increased among Washington voters since they approved Initiative 502 in 2012, and a vast majority feel that the change in law has been a positive one, according to a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey.
“[I]n 2012 Washingtonians voted to legalize marijuana usage by 12 points”, says Tom Jenson of PPP in a Wednesday press release. “Now voters in the state say they support marijuana being legal by 19 points, 56/37. 77% of voters say marijuana being legal has either had a positive impact on their life or no impact at all, with likewise only 22% claiming marijuana legalization has affected them negatively.”
Under Washington State law, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis is legal for those 21 and older, as is purchasing cannabis from a state-licensed recreational retail outlet.
The full poll results can be found by clicking here.