A document share of U.S. voters say marijuana needs to be legalized, based on a ballot launched Thursday.
The Quinnipiac University Poll recorded its highest share ever, 70%, in assist of authorized weed, with 24% in opposition.
When the survey first requested the query in December 2012, 51% of registered voters answered sure and 44% answered no.
“This is not entirely surprising,” Quinnipiac Polling Analyst Tim Malloy mentioned. “The whole country is trending this way”
An growing variety of states, including New Jersey, have legalized cannabis, both for medical use, leisure use, or each.
“There is no buyer’s remorse on the part of the American people. In the era of state-level legalization, voters’ support for this issue has grown rapidly — an indication that these policy changes have been successful and are comporting with voters’ desires and expectations.” mentioned Erik Altieri, government director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
“Today, voters of every age and in virtually every region of the country agree that marijuana should be legal. We have a mandate from the American people and we intend to make sure that elected officials abide by it.”
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, sponsor of the Marijuana Justice Act, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer D-N.Y., and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said in February that laws to take away the federal ban on marijuana and assist minority communities hardest hit by the warfare on medication can be a precedence.
“With Democrats in the majority in the Senate and the House and the White House, we’ll be able to get something really significant done,” Booker told NJ Cannabis Insider in February.
Separately, the House within the final Congress passed its first-ever marijuana bills, one permitting federally regulated banks to offer financial services to authorized cannabis companies, and one eradicating the federal prohibition towards weed and offering support to hard-hit communities.
The survey of 1,237 U.S. adults was carried out April 8-12 with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 share factors.
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