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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 […]

Washington: Support for Marijuana Policy Reform Surges Post-Legalization | The Daily Chronic


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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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CBS Poll Finds Support for Legalizing Marijuana at Record High

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 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.

Source: CBS News

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 on the part of the federal government to interfere in state’s 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.

Source: CBS News

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


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Surprising New Poll Finds Cannabis Stigma Declining

As more US states continue to legalize cannabis – and Canada prepares to end prohibition nationwide – social attitudes are also evolving. A new Yahoo News/Marist poll posted earlier this week found that the stigmas that have shadowed cannabis for years are starting to die out. Support for medical and adult use legalization continues to climb (80% for medical, 49% for adult use), and one in four Americans are looking to invest in federally-legal cannabis companies. The poll also found some interesting behavior among cannabis consumers. 86% have used cannabis at a party or social event with friends – not exactly shocking. But did you figure 16% would consume before a religious service? 20% before a funeral? Interesting…

The Yahoo/Marist poll surveyed 1,122 adults in the United States, and was conducted in March 2017.

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At What Age Did You Get ‘The Talk’?

Of the respondents who had consumed cannabis, at what age did they first consume? And what age do they feel is appropriate for a first try? The survey found some curious results.

Question Age (Years)
What age do you think someone is old enough to make a decision about whether or not to use cannabis? 19.5
How old were you the first time you tried marijuana? 17.9
About how old was your child when you first spoke to them about cannabis?
( Asked of parents who talked to children about marijuana )
12.5
About how old were you when your parents first spoke to you about cannabis?
( Asked of adults whose parents talked to them about marijana )
13.6

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A Matter of Respect

Here’s a question we hadn’t thought of before: What would you do if you found out your child’s teacher consumed cannabis in their personal life outside of work? Would you lose respect for that person? Or would the consumption of cannabis not make a difference?

Are You In or Are You Out?

This is a question that we get here at Leafly nearly every day: Should I invest in a cannabis company? The Yahoo/Marist poll found that a little more than one-quarter of the American public wants to get in on the market – but only once it’s federally legal.

Making Your Drunk Uncle Bearable

And it appears that the surge in cannabis sales in the week prior to Thanksgiving may be no myth. More than half of all cannabis consumers say they’ve enjoyed the product prior to a family function. Stress reduction. We get it. But what about experience enhancement? Yahoo/Marist has that angle covered as well: 68% of consumers have enjoyed cannabis before sex.

Where and Why do Cannabis Users Consume
86% of users have used cannabis during a party or social event with friends.
78% have used cannabis before a social event with friends.
68% have used cannabis before having sex.
54% have used cannabis before a family function.
29%, have used cannabis before test.
20% say they have used cannabis before a funeral.
16% have used cannabis before a religious service.
37% say they use cannabis to relax.
19% use cannabis to relieve pain.
16% use cannabis for fun.

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Illinois Poll Finds Two-Thirds of Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana

Illinois Poll Finds Two-Thirds of Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana | NORML

CARBONDALE, IL — Sixty-six percent of voters believe that the adult use and sale of marijuana ought to be treated like alcohol, according to statewide polling data compiled by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University. Support for legalization is strongest among voters under 35 years of age (83 percent) and among […]

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Vermont Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances; New Poll Shows Strong Public Support

MONTPELIER, VT — The Vermont House Judiciary Committee approved a bill 8-3 Wednesday that would make personal possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older.

“Today’s vote shows just how far this issue has advanced in just this past year,” said Matt Simon, New England political director for the Marijuana Policy Project. “Most Vermonters agree it makes no sense to continue punishing adults for consuming a less harmful substance than alcohol — especially now that it is legal for adults in Massachusetts and Maine. Vermonters are ready to close the book on marijuana prohibition.”

H. 170, sponsored by Committee Chair Maxine Grad (D-Moretown), Vice Chair Charles Conquest (D-Wells River), and ranking Republican Rep. Tom Burditt (R-West Rutland), would eliminate Vermont’s civil penalty for possessing one ounce or less of marijuana, and it would eliminate penalties for possession of up to two mature marijuana plants and up to four immature plants. Penalties for possession of more than one ounce of marijuana would also be reduced.

The bill is expected to receive a full vote in the House of Representatives soon. If it passes, it will be considered by the Senate, which approved a measure to regulate marijuana for adult use in 2016.

A new statewide poll released this week finds a substantial majority of Vermont voters are in favor of the policy change proposed in H. 170. Fifty-seven percent said they support allowing adults 21 and older to possess and grow limited amounts of marijuana. Only 39% are opposed. The Public Policy Polling survey of 755 Vermont voters was conducted March 20-21 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6%.

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Poll Finds Voters Support Marijuana Law Reform By Record Numbers

WASHINGTON, DC — Record numbers of voters support regulating the marijuana market and oppose federal efforts to interfere or undermine state laws permitting the plant’s use or sale, according to nationwide polling data released this week by Quinnipiac University.

Ninety-three percent of voters — including 96 percent of Democrats and 85 percent of Republicans — support “allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes,” the highest total ever reported in a national poll. Among those respondents older than 65 years of age, 92 percent endorsed legalizing medical marijuana.

“Seniors’ use and acceptance of medical marijuana is rapidly rising,” NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. “This is likely because these older Americans realize that cannabis therapy can mitigate many of their aches and pains, as well as other symptoms of disease, and that it can do so with fewer adverse side effects than many of the conventional drug cocktails so often prescribed to older Americans.”

Fifty-nine percent of voters similarly support making the adult use of marijuana legal in the United States. That total is in line with recent polling data compiled by Gallup in 2016 which reported that 60 percent of US adults support legalization — a historic high. Respondents who identified as Democrats (72 percent) were most likely to support legalization. Fifty-eight percent of Independents also expressed support, but only 35 percent of Republicans did so. Among the various age groups polled, only those over the age of 65 failed to express majority support for legalization.

“Never in modern history has there existed greater public support for ending the nation’s nearly century-long experiment with marijuana prohibition and replacing it with regulation,” NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said. “Despite more than 70 years of federal marijuana prohibition, Americans’ consumption of and demand for cannabis is here to stay. It is time for federal lawmakers to acknowledge this reality and to amend federal law in a manner that comports with public opinion and the plant’s rapidly changing legal and cultural status.”

Finally, 71 percent of respondents say that they “oppose the government enforcing federal laws against marijuana in states that have already legalized medical or recreational marijuana.” This percentage is the highest level of support ever reported with regard to limiting the federal government from interfering in states’ marijuana policies.

The rising support may provide a boost for pending federal legislation, HR 975: The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, which prevents the federal government from criminally prosecuting individuals and/or businesses who are engaging in state-sanctioned activities specific to the possession, use, production, and distribution of marijuana.

NORML strongly supports the passage of HR 975, stating: “Voters are increasingly demanding regulatory alternatives to marijuana criminalization, and states are moving ahead with these policies. They should be free to do so without federal interference or fear of prosecution.”

The Quinnipiac University poll possesses a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.

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