Seven In Ten Americans Back Marijuana Legalization, With Majorities Embracing Pro-Reform Politicians, Two New Polls Find

Seven In Ten Americans Back Marijuana Legalization, With Majorities Embracing Pro-Reform Politicians, Two New Polls Find
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Another pair of recent polls found that marijuana legalization enjoys majority, bipartisan support—with most Americans also saying they’d be more likely to support politicians that back reform. The market research firm SSRS found that 69 percent of Americans back adult-use legalization, while a whopping 92 percent back legalizing cannabis for medical use. With respect to adult-use legalization, 78 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of independents and 54 percent of Republicans said they favor the policy change. Via SSRS. The SSRS survey—which involved interviews with 1,009 adults from April 1-4, with a +/-3.5 percentage point margin of error—also found that 58 percent of Americans agree that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol. Via SSRS. “Voters support legalizing marijuana regardless of political party affiliation,” Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML, said. “At a time when national politics remain acutely polarized, elected officials ought to come together in a bipartisan manner to repeal the failed policy of cannabis prohibition. It is one of the few policy reforms that voters on the right and on the left can all agree upon.” The survey also found that 65 percent of Americans said that they’ve personally tried cannabis. And 97 percent of those who’ve used marijuana back medical cannabis legalization, compared to 83 percent who said they haven’t tried it. Via SSRS. Meanwhile, a separate poll released by the cannabis company Jushi Holdings last week found that 61 percent of adults 21 and older would be more likely to support a political candidate if they support legalization. That includes 33 percent of Democrats, 25 percent of Republicans, 24 percent of independents and 13 percent of those without a political affiliation. The poll further determined that 76 percent of respondents favor allowing military veterans to access medical cannabis, 68 percent said they think the federal government should…

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