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QU Poll shows support for legalization of marijuana at 'highest levels'

22 April 2017

Sixty percent of voters were in favor of making marijuana use legal and 34 percent were opposed, the Hamden-based university said Thursday.

Only 33 percent of respondents in the poll released Thursday said marijuana shouldn't be made legal in the US, a three percent decrease from 2016.

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A majority of voters in CT supported legalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal use the last time Quinnipiac asked the question in the state, but legalization bills have consistently stalled in the legislature and Gov.

According to a new Quinnipiac University national poll, USA voters say 60% - 34% "that the use of marijuana should be made legal in the US;" this is the highest level of support ever recorded for legalizing marijuana in a Quinnipiac poll.

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21% government enforcement of federal laws against marijuana in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. Support for marijuana legalization was up five percent compared to a year ago, when 56 percent of Americans said cannabis use should be legal for adults.

The majority of Americans don't think the federal government should try to prohibit the sale of marijuana in states where it is legal. "We all want more, but Americans say they are generally, financially healthy".

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This poll was conducted by phone from April 11 to 15 among a random sample of 1,011 adults nationwide and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.