Pennsylvania Marijuana Poll Shows Highest-Ever Support For Legalization

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New poll results out of Pennsylvania show that nearly 6 in 10 (58 percent) adult residents support the “complete legalization” of marijuana in the commonwealth, the highest level of support for legalization since the Muhlenberg College’s annual public health poll began tracking the issue. “The trend on public support for legalization of marijuana in Pennsylvania is clear, with support growing for the eighth year in a row,” Chris Borick, director of the college’s Institute of Public Opinion, said in a statement accompanying the survey results. “As the state government considers this policy option, the public is increasingly coming to the conclusion that they support legalization.” Just over a quarter of respondents (26 percent) said they were opposed to legalizing cannabis in Pennsylvania. Another 14 percent neither favored nor opposed legalization, while three percent said they weren’t sure. Via Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. The poll, published last week, surveyed 421 Pennsylvania adults during the latter half of March. Its finding have a margin of error of +/- 5.5 percent.Nationally, public support for legalization is also pushing an all-time high. A Quinnipiac poll released this month found that 69 percent of all Americans now favor ending prohibition, an all-time high since Quinnipiac University began tracking the issue in 2012. Three other polls, released this month by Pew Research Center, CBS News and Ipsos, show strong majorities in favor of legalization. The Muhlenberg survey also asked about a range of other unrelated issues, including COVID-19 vaccines, government responses to the pandemic and attitudes on universal healthcare. Its only other drug-related questions focused on opioids, asking how serious of a problem “heroin abuse in America is” and whether respondents knew anyone “who has been addicted to heroin or another opiate.” An overwhelming 81 percent of Pennsylvanians said opioid use disorders are “very serious,” with…

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