Texas Voters’ Support For Legalizing Marijuana Is Increasing, New Poll Shows

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Texans’ support for legalizing marijuana has grown significantly over the past decade, according to a new poll. Sixty percent of state voters now back making cannabis legal “for any use,” the University of Texas and Texas Tribune survey found. That compares to just 42 percent who said the same back in 2010. In the most recent poll, supporters include 28 percent who say marijuana should be legal in “any amount” for any use and another 32 percent who say only “small amounts” should be allowed. An additional 28 percent want medical cannabis legalized, while 13 percent want prohibition maintained across the board. Via Texas Tribune. “Support for legalization continues to grow as voters recognize the failures of prohibition,” Heather Fazio, director of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, told Marijuana Moment. “Current marijuana laws are harsh, unreasonable, and unpopular. Thankfully, both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have put forward bills to change the way Texas handles marijuana.” Last month, Fazio’s group displayed a series of educational posters about cannabis reform at the state Capitol. On March 29, it will hold a virtual lobby day where constituents can let their lawmakers know how they feel about marijuana. This morning we successfully launched our educational exhibit dedicated to marijuana legalization in Texas! #TxLege #LegalizeTX #TxMJPolicy #InformedTX Detailed exhibit graphics and source information available here: https://t.co/GoqOUnDIQE pic.twitter.com/ezegb6Gtet — Texas Marijuana Policy (@TxMJPolicy) February 22, 2021 A separate poll in January found that two in three Texans support legalizing marijuana to boost revenue for K-12 education in the state The new poll involved 1,200 registered voters was conducted via the internet from February 12-18. It has margin of error of +/- 2.83 percentage points. Despite strong public support for legalization, passing marijuana reform in Texas has proven to be an onerous task, with Republican lawmakers having historically…

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