Seven In Ten New Hampshire Residents Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Shows One Day After House Passes Reform Measure
New Hampshire residents broadly support legalizing marijuana, according to a new poll that was released one day after the state House of Representatives passed a bill to enact the policy change. Seventy-one percent of respondents in the survey published by the University of New Hampshire on Thursday said they support “legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal recreational use”—with 56 percent saying they “strongly” feel that way. Support transcends party lines, with 86 percent of Democrats, 62 percent of Republicans and 53 percent of independents on board. Just 18 percent of New Hampshire residents oppose legalization, according to the Granite State Poll. Support has grown significantly since the university first posed the question in 2013, with only 49 percent saying then that they supported legalization. That said, backing for the reform has dipped a few points in recent years from when 75 percent were in favor in 2021. NH Issues: Strong Support for Recreational Marijuana Use & Gun Control in New Hampshire#NHPoliticshttps://t.co/xcaaXWLANT — UNH Survey Center (@UNHSurveyCenter) February 23, 2023 The survey involved interviews with 863 New Hampshire residents between February 176-20 and has am margin of error of +/-3.3 percentage points. Cannabis legalization legislation, which is being sponsored by Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R) and Minority Leader Matthew Wilhelm (D), was approved by the House in a 234-127 vote on Wednesday. Members of the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Liquor Subcommittee had spent weeks working the proposal over a series of meetings, going back and forth about a variety of provisions and making amendments to the original measure. A major change made to the legislation from its introduced form would put the state’s existing Liquor Commission in charge of regulating the marijuana market, rather than create a new independent commission to do so, as was proposed…
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