A majority of New Yorkers support cannabis legalization, poll finds


Support for legalizing marijuana in New York outpaces opposition by a margin of two to one, according to a new poll. Respondents were asked to rate their level of support for a variety of policy issues. On legalizing cannabis, 61 percent of New Yorkers said they’re in favor of enacting the reform at the state level, compared to 30 percent who are opposed. Nine percent said they’re undecided. In a separate question, sixty percent of those surveyed similarly said they back federal marijuana legalization, while 30 percent said they’re against the policy and 10 percent weren’t sure. Demographic breakdowns weren’t made available for any of the new cannabis data. In the new Spectrum News/Ipsos Poll, New Yorkers were asked: How much do you support or oppose the legalization of marijuana in NYS? 61% support; 30% oppose. See more results. https://t.co/gnY5VrONFP pic.twitter.com/anmNoMv38N— Spectrum News Albany (@SPECNewsAlbany) October 27, 2020https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The survey from Spectrum News and Ipsos—which involved interviews with 1,451 adults from October 7-19—was released days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said that the state will legalize marijuana “soon,” adding that tax revenue generated from cannabis sales will contribute to economic recovery efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic. “There are a lot of reasons to get…

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