Marijuana Legalization More Popular In Texas Than Governor, Biden And Other Officials, New Poll Finds

Marijuana Legalization More Popular In Texas Than Governor, Biden And Other Officials, New Poll Finds
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Marijuana legalization is more popular in Texas than the state’s top elected officials and President Joe Biden, according to a new poll. The survey from the University of Texas at Tyler found that an overwhelmingly, bipartisan majority of Texans (83 percent) support medical cannabis legalization, and 60 percent said they’re in favor of recreational legalization as well. Support for medical marijuana reform crossed political lines, with 91 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of Republicans and 85 percent of independents saying that patients should have legal access to cannabis. Via UTT. With respect to adult-use legalization, 76 percent of Democrats, 42 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of independents said they back the policy change. The survey, which was released ahead of the state’s May 24 primary runoff elections, also asked residents about various political issues and their opinion of election officials and candidates. And the results demonstrate how marijuana reform is uniquely popular among adults in the Lone Star state. Both medical and recreational cannabis legalization are more popular than Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R), whose approval ratings sit at 46 percent and 40 percent, respectively. Abbott did sign legislation into law last year that expanded the state’s medical marijuana program, and he’s expressed support for decriminalization. But the governor remains opposed to broader reform. Patrick, for his part, has proactively worked to defeat cannabis measures in the legislature as the Senate’s presiding officer. The new poll—which involved interviews with 1,232 registered voters from May 2-10—also found that support for legalization is significantly stronger than the approval ratings for President Joe Biden (39 percent), Vice President Kamala Harris (37 percent), Republican state Attorney General Ken Paxton (42 percent) and the state’s two GOP U.S. senators, John Cornyn (33 percent) and  Ted Cruz (44 percent). The…

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