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American Support for Marijuana Law Reform at Record High

HAMDEN, CT — A record percentage of American voters support reforming the nation’s marijuana laws, according to polling data released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University.

Sixty-one percent of voters believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States” — the highest percentage ever reported by the poll.

Support for legalization is strongest among those between the ages of 35 to 49 (77 percent), those between the ages of 18 and 34 (71 percent), Democrats (70 percent), and Independents (67 percent).

Support is weakest among those age 65 or older (42 percent) and Republicans (37 percent).

With regard to the use of medical cannabis, 94 percent of voters say that adults ought to be able to legally consume it therapeutically.

Among those polled, no group expressed less than 90 percent support for the issue.

Finally, 75 percent of voters oppose “the government enforcing federal laws against marijuana in states that have already legalized medical or recreational marijuana.”

Super-majorities of every group polled, except for Republicans (59 percent), hold this position.

The Quinnipiac poll possesses a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percent.

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Nearly Six in Ten Voters Say Legalizing Marijuana “Makes Societies Better”

Nearly six in ten voters ages 18 and older believe that “legalizing marijuana makes societies better,” according to the results of a recently published Harvard-Harris poll.

Fifty-seven percent of respondents answered the question affirmatively. Forty-three percent of respondents said that marijuana legalization makes societies “worse.”

Only 14 percent of poll respondents believe that cannabis should not be legal for either medical or social use.

Seventy-two percent of those polled say that those convicted of marijuana possession offenses in non-legal states should not face jail time.

A nationally representative sample of 2,032 registered participated in the poll.

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Only 14% of American Voters Think Marijuana Should Be Illegal, Poll Finds

As federal marijuana prohibition turns 80 years old, a new poll has found overwhelming support for re-legalizing cannabis in some form.

The poll is just the latest in a series of national polls finding overwhelming support for reforming federal marijuana laws, and comes as comprehensive legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level is introduced in the United States Senate.

According to the latest Harvard-Harris poll, only 14 percent of Americans believe marijuana should be legal, with 86% supporting some form of marijuana legalization.

Of those surveyed, 49% believe that marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use. Thirty-seven percent said it should be legal only for medical purposes.

When taking into consideration those that believe marijuana should be legal for any use and those who feel marijuana should only be allowed for medical purposes, an overwhelming 86% of Americans support the medical use of a plant the federal government denies has any medical value.

Of those surveyed who lived in states where marijuana use was legal, 63% said they were not bothered by their state legalizing marijuana.  Similarly, 69% of voters who do not live in states where personal marijuana use is currently legal said it wouldn’t bother them if their state legalized it.

Only 33% of those surveyed said they would be bothered if a marijuana store opened in their neighborhood.

Regardless of the legal status of marijuana, only 16% of respondents said it would bother them if their neighbors used marijuana in their own homes or on their own property, but 50% said they would be bothered by public marijuana use.

Respondents overwhelmingly endorsed marijuana decriminalization, with 72% of those surveyed saying that if marijuana isn’t legal, people still should not serve jail time for possessing small amounts of it.

The poll also found that 57% of voters feel that legalizing marijuana makes societies better.

The poll, which touched upon a number of topics, was conducted online within the United States between July 19-24, 2017 among 2,032 registered voters.

Full results can be found here.

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Poll: 78% of Utah Voters Support Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Another poll has found that an overwhelming majority of Utah voters support a proposed ballot measure to legalize marijuana in the state.

According to a Salt Lake Tribune Poll released Monday, 78% of voters support a proposed 2018 ballot initiative that would allow use of medical cannabis infused products by patients suffering from qualifying conditions.

A similar poll released earlier this year found 73% support for the proposal.

The proposed initiative, organized by the MPP-backed Utah Patients Coalition, would allow the use of medical marijuana in the form of topicals, oils and edibles for qualifying illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, MS, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and autism.

Smoking marijuana, driving while intoxicated, and public consumption would be prohibited.  The full text of the initiative has been posted online, along with a summary of the proposal‘s key points.

According to the poll, which was conducted by Dan Jones & Associates for the Salt Lake Tribune, 45% of respondents strongly support the initiative, with 33% somewhat supporting it. Only 10% of those surveyed oppose the initiative, with the remaining 10% undecided.

Support was strong among all political affiliations, including 65% of Republicans and 97% of Democrats favoring the measure. The poll, conducted between July 18th to July 20th, has a margin of error of +/- 3.95 percentage points.

This past week, backers of the proposal recently held a series of public hearings across the state, as required by state law.  With those public hearings completed, the work now begins on collecting the 113,143 valid signatures from registered voters needed by April 15, 2018 in order for the proposal to be placed on the November 2018 ballot.

Marijuana law reform advocates are also in the process of gathering signatures for voter-initiated efforts in Michigan and Missouri.  A proposed medical marijuana initiative in Oklahoma has already qualified for the 2018 electoral ballot.

Utah residents can find more information on signing the petition here.

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New High for Gallup Poll: 45% of Americans Have Tried Marijuana

According to recently released polling data from Gallup, nearly half of all Americans have tried marijuana at one point in their lives, an all time high since they began asking the question in 1969 when only 4% of Americans admitted to having tried the substance.

Additionally, 12% of survey respondents said they currently consume marijuana.

Gallup concludes:

“With 29 U.S. states allowing medical marijuana use, and eight allowing recreational use, legal cannabis is taking hold in American society.

There may be obstacles to marijuana becoming fully “accepted” in the United States. Attorney General Sessions appears to be cracking down on marijuana use, and driving under the influence of pot continues to be a concern for many.

Despite legal hurdles, however, a record-high percentage of Americans say they have tried marijuana.
Smoking pot is still not as prevalent as cigarette smoking in the U.S., at 17%, but current marijuana usage is about as high as it has been.

If more states legalize the drug, regular usage — or at least experimenting with marijuana — could rise. Legality may confer a certain societal acceptance of the drug. Sessions’ hopes to prosecute state-level marijuana crimes may prove to be a hindrance, but it is unlikely this multibillion-dollar industry will be stopped anytime soon.”

The full survey results can be found here.

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Americans Want States, Not the Feds, to Have Final Say Regarding Marijuana Policies

Americans Want States, Not the Feds, to Have Final Say Regarding Marijuana Policies | NORML

NEW YORK, NY —  By a margin of more than six to one, Americans say that individual states should be autonomous with regard to laws governing the use and sale of marijuana, according to survey data compiled by Survey USA and commissioned by the advocacy group Marijuana Majority. Seventy-six percent of respondents – including supermajorities of Republicans (72 […]

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Poll: 73% of Voters Support 2018 Utah Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A February poll of 402 Utahns found that 73% of voters support a medical cannabis ballot initiative, with only 20% opposed and 7% undecided.

“The poll results show overwhelming and broad support for medical cannabis in Utah,” said DJ Schanz, director of Utah Patients Coalition. “Voters believe that patients should be able to safely and legally access the medicine they need.”

Voters from virtually all demographic groups expressed support, including 64% of Republican voters, 63% of active LDS voters, and 75% of voters age 50 and above. Nearly 80% of all voters support medical cannabis in principle.

The poll found 72% support for allowing doctors to recommend medical cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain.

A 2014 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that, between 1999 and 2010, states with medical cannabis laws had a 24.8% lower rate of opioid overdose deaths than states without medical cannabis laws.

“The opioid epidemic has already taken too many lives in our state,” said campaign spokesperson Christine Stenquist. “We should allow medical cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain for two urgent reasons. First, medical cannabis is a more effective treatment for many patients. And second, it can potentially play a significant role in reducing the rate of opioid overdose deaths in Utah.”

The poll was conducted with live callers on both landline and wireless phones. It was commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project, a national marijuana reform organization that is supporting the 2018 Utah campaign.

Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, an opinion research firm, conducted the poll.

Detailed results of the poll are available here.

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Poll: 3 of 4 Americans Want Trump to Respect State Marijuana Laws

Medical marijuana patients protest during a DEA raid on a medical marijuana dispensary in Hollywood, California in 2007. (Wikimedia)

A new Survey USA poll commissioned by Marijuana Majority finds the strongest support yet for letting states legalize cannabis without federal interference.

In the survey of 1,500 American adults, three out of four (76%) say that states should be able to implement their own marijuana laws regardless of federal prohibition.

In the new poll, just 14% say that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice should enforce federal prohibition and arrest people who are complying with state marijuana laws. There is strong majority support for respecting state laws across every political, race, age, education and other demographic.

The poll also found that more Americans support than oppose letting marijuana consumers be professional athletes (46%-38%), journalists (50%-35%) and gun owners (48%-37%) without punishment. A number of newspapers drug test journalists before they are allowed to begin bylining stories, and several sports leagues suspend or fine athletes who are found to consume marijuana, even if it is legal under state law.

Federal law criminalizes the purchase of firearms by people who use marijuana, regardless of state policy.

Despite the general opposition to these policies, the poll also showed significant uncertainty in response to the questions — double-digit “Not Sure” responses —  which may suggest that many Americans aren’t aware that this type of discrimination exists.

Tom Angell, founder and chairman of Marijuana Majority, released the following statement:

“It’s clear that Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration would face a huge backlash from across the political spectrum if they broke the president’s campaign pledge to respect state marijuana policies and started arresting consumers and providers who are following local law. The more the attorney general threatens to ramp up federal enforcement, the more public opinion seems to harden against his outdated ‘Reefer Madness’ mindset.

“The other results show that while most voters generally think that cannabis consumers should be able to enjoy the same rights to employment, enjoyment and personal protection as everyone else does, our movement still has some work to do. The fact is, even when we succeed in removing marijuana criminalization, consumers continue to face discrimination from the private sector and the government, and it seems like a lot of people just aren’t aware of that.”

OTHER KEY FINDINGS FROM THE POLL INCLUDE:

  • All questions show clear majority support for cannabis consumers’ rights among Americans under 50 years of age.
  • There is generally majority support for cannabis consumers’ rights among Democrats and independents.
  • Republicans were evenly divided on gun rights for marijuana consumers even though they were clearly against protections for athletes and journalists.
  • Support for marijuana consumers’ rights was generally higher on all the questions for registered voters compared to all adults.

The previous highest level of support for preventing the federal government from interfering in state marijuana laws was 73%, in a Quinnipiac poll in April.

The Survey USA poll was conducted on behalf of Marijuana Majority from June 19-20, 2017. Full results of the poll are available here.

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Washington: Support for Marijuana Policy Reform Surges Post-Legalization

Washington: Support for Marijuana Policy Reform Surges Post-Legalization | Paul Armentano

Public support for marijuana legalization has surged in Washington state in the years following the enactment of legislation permitting the commercial production and retail sale of the plant, according to survey data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Fifty-five percent of voters approved the voter-initiated measure in 2012. Investigators with the Public Health […]

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Multiple Polls Find Support for Marijuana Legalization at All Time High

NEW YORK, NY — More than six in ten Americans believe that the social use of marijuana should be legal for adults, according to nationwide polling data provided by CBS News.

The percentage marks a significant increase since 2013 when CBS reported that only 45 percent of respondents endorsed legalization, and it is among the highest levels of public support ever reported in a national poll. Only a majority of those respondents over the age of 65 did not support legalization.

Pollsters also reported that 88 percent of US adults support regulating the use of medical marijuana, and that 71 percent of Americans – including majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents – oppose efforts by the federal government to interfere in states that have legalized the plant’s distribution and use.

The percentage represents a blowback to the Trump administration, which in February threatened “greater enforcement” of federal anti-marijuana laws in states that have legalized its adult use.

Fifty-three percent of respondents said that they believe alcohol to be more harmful than cannabis, and a majority of those under the age of 65 acknowledged having used it.

The CBS News poll possesses a margin of error of +/- four percent.

Separate polling released last week by Quinnipiac University reported similar levels of public support. Pollsters reported that 60 percent of US voters believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal,” the highest percentage of support ever recorded in a Quinnipiac poll.

Ninety-four percent of respondents endorsed legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, and 73 percent oppose federal interference in states that have legalized it.

The Quinnipiac poll possesses a margin of error of +/- three percent.

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