Majority Of American Voters—Including Most Republicans—Back Federal Marijuana Legalization And Social Equity, New Survey Finds

Majority Of American Voters—Including Most Republicans—Back Federal Marijuana Legalization And Social Equity, New Survey Finds
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A strong majority of American voters—including most Republicans, Democrats and independents—support legalizing marijuana and the federal level, according to a new poll. And majorities also back policies meant to promote equity in the industry. The survey from Data for Progress found that 65 percent of Americans are in favor of federally legalizing cannabis—a finding that’s consistent with numerous polls that have been conducted over recent years. NEW POLL: Sixty-five percent of voters support the federal legalization of recreational marijuana. Voters also support marijuana policies that prioritize minority communities for dispensary licenses and tax revenue.https://t.co/cU26C1VD56 — Data for Progress (@DataProgress) January 17, 2023 There’s support for the reform across the political spectrum, with 75 percent of Democrats, 67 percent of independents and 52 percent of Republicans agreeing that cannabis prohibition should end. Via Data for Progress. Data for Progress also asked about two key equity policies that were enacted as part of New York’s marijuana legalization law: one that sets aside the initial round of cannabis business licenses for people who’ve been disproportionately harmed by the drug war and another that allocates a portion of marijuana tax revenue for community reinvestment. About half of the total respondents in the survey were asked if the former policy should be adopted nationally if cannabis is federally legalized and the rest were asked about the latter. For the licensing prioritization question, 57 percent said that they’d like to see licenses reserved for “individuals from communities that were disproportionately impacted by the enforcement of cannabis prohibition,” as is mandated under New York’s program. Via Data for Progress. That includes 69 percent of Democrats, 59 percent of independents and 43 percent of Republicans. Meanwhile, 65 percent of likely voters are in favor of the other proposal to direct a sizable portion of cannabis tax revenue to…

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