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Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative Set to Win in a Landslide

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director October 9, 2012


    Recent polling data released by the Boston Globe has Massachusetts’ Medical Marijuana Initiative, Question 3, winning by a landslide.

    A survey of 502 likely Massachusetts voters, conducted between September 21 and September 27, has support for Question 3 at 69%, with just 22% opposed and 9% undecided. Every single demographic has majority support for the ballot question, with the lowest being Republicans at 51% and the highest being Democrats at 78%.

    Take note presidential candidates, self identified Obama supporters back the initiative by 76% and Romney supporters by 51%. The people are ready for legalized access to medical cannabis, why aren’t you?

    Read more information on the poll here.

    Learn more information about cannabis and the 2012 election by reading NORML’s voter guide, Smoke the Vote.

    15 Responses to “Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative Set to Win in a Landslide”

    1. Just Legalize It says:

      I really think Massachusetts is ready to vote for legalized marijuana. Hopefully Colorado and Washington will legalize this year and launch the great marijuana re-legalization campaign of the 2010’s.

      Another big help would be if we could get the government to allow our farmers to grow hemp once again. More people would see that cannabis is not evil and would hopefully be more likely to see marijuana as less of an evil plant and more of a helpful plant. Even if they don’t at least we will be using a lot less oil and cut down a lot less trees. That in itself would help this country and the planet.

    2. mary ann says:

      there are times when the conventional prescribed meds don’t work, and medical marijuana is the only hope for people…
      Just think of folks on chemo, so sick a little smoke and before you know it an appetite! What’s better than that….

    3. stymie says:

      good I, hope it passess.

    4. Just Legalize It says:

      NORML is doing a great job, as always, and it was awesome to see you and hear from you at the Boston Freedom Rally. I will see you guys next September.

      Until then I will be trying to educate as many people as possible about marijuana. I find it very easy to at least change peoples minds from completely against it to undecided. That alone is a good start.

      NORML helped to educate me about this wonderful and extremely helpful(to humans) plant and I have been pleading to everyone to donate to you. Thank you so much for what you do. You will change the world.

    5. coob says:

      has there been any polling done in arkansas? i’m curious how many people plan on voting YES on issue 5 in the natural state. i most definitely am voting YES!!!

    6. I mean the numbers are starting to finally favor Marijuana Legalization! November’s ballot will be huge and hopefully start a new chapter on the fight to legalize!

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    9. jerome smith says:

      as a 43 yrold male liveing with spinal cord injury, i’am liveing proof of how benificial this medicine has been for me,i hope i get my story heard how much this has changed my life for the better,and i still wonder how many other people with other legitamate disease or disability this could possibly effect.

    10. flydon1954 says:

      Marijuana:2010
      1. Trafficking/sales arrest 103,247
      2. Possession arrest 750,591
      3. $42 billion spent by tax payers on law inforcement,courts, and so on for Marijuana in 2010
      4.One arrest every 38 seconds
      5.853,838 arrest divide by $42 billion =$47682 per arrest.
      6.Pharmaceutic/Health Product Corp. spent on loobying in 2010 $241,431,044.That is the highest of all lobbyist.This number alone should make people realize why the politicans will not look at Marijuana with a open mind.PAY-O-LA

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