Three In Four Americans Support Marijuana Legalization, Expungements And Banking Reform, New Poll Finds

Three In Four Americans Support Marijuana Legalization, Expungements And Banking Reform, New Poll Finds
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About three in four American voters—including bipartisan majorities—support ending federal marijuana prohibition, expunging prior convictions and allowing banks to work with state-legal cannabis businesses, according to a new poll. The survey from Data for Progress that was released on Monday builds on recent polling that similarly shows that Americans are ready for fundamental cannabis policy changes. NEW POLL: Voters support ending the federal ban on marijuana by a +50-point margin. This includes 81% of Democrats, 76% of Independents, and 65% of Republicans. https://t.co/p8SAcYFStn — Data for Progress (@DataProgress) November 29, 2022 It found that 74 percent of likely voters back federally legalizing marijuana, including 65 percent of Republicans, 76 percent of independents and 81 percent of Democrats. Via Data for Progress. Support for expunging the records of people with non-violent cannabis convictions was similarly strong, at 74 percent. That also included majorities across the political spectrum: 63 percent of Republicans, 74 percent of independents and 85 percent of Democrats. Via Data for Progress. Data for Progress also asked respondents about cannabis banking reform, listing several key provisions of the House-passed Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act. Again, there was majority support for each component, including giving the marijuana industry access to the traditional banking system (72 percent), ensuring non-discrimination in financial services for those businesses (77 percent) and protecting home loan eligibility for marijuana industry workers (73 percent). Via Data for Progress. Respondents also strongly support removing cannabis-related collateral consequences such as denial of federal public benefits and federally assisted housing. The survey involved interviews with 1,282 likely voters from November 9-15, with a +/-3 percentage point margin of error. While Americans have made clear in multiple polls that they back wide-ranging cannabis reform, including legalization, this latest survey also provides timely data on two key proposals that are…

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