Connecticut Residents Strongly Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Shows

Connecticut Residents Strongly Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Shows

A majority of Connecticut residents favor legalizing marijuana, according to a new poll released on Thursday. But even among those who oppose the reform move, a significant number said they could still be persuaded under certain circumstances, the survey found. As lawmakers push to advance a governor-backed legalization bill, the poll showing that 63.4 percent of state residents support ending cannabis prohibition comes as a welcome result for advocates. Its release also comes weeks after a key Connecticut committee held a hearing on the legislation. Asked whether they back legalizing cannabis for adult use, 34.4 percent of respondents said they “strongly support” the policy and 29 percent said they “somewhat support” it. About 19 percent said they “strongly oppose” legalization and 10.7 percent said they “somewhat oppose” it. In response to a separate question, fewer people (45.3 percent) said they back the specific legalization proposal in the legislature that would give municipalities partial tax revenue from cannabis sales only if they allow a dispensary to operate in their jurisdiction. As is typically the case with cannabis surveys, younger people and Democratic voters proved most likely to favor legalization. But unlike many others, this poll dove into the opposition and found that a solid percentage of respondents would be inclined to change their position if legalization produced specific results. Of the roughly 30 percent of those who said they aren’t supportive of taxing and regulating cannabis, about 24 percent said they would back legalization if it lowered crime and incarceration in…

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