Majority of New Yorkers Back Legalized Pot, Ohioans Evenly Split

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director December 17, 2012




    Two new polls, published this week by Quinnipiac University, show solid support for marijuana legalization in both New York and Ohio.

    In a New York State poll of 1,302 voters, conducted December 5th through 10th, 51% stated that they believed marijuana should be made legal and only 44% stated they opposed the idea. Support was slightly strong among men (56% support to 41% opposed), but a small plurality of women also backed legalization (47% support to 46% opposed). Also, as we’ve seen across the board in marijuana reform polling, the strongest age group in favor is the 18-29 year old demographic (61% support to 34% opposed), with support declining through the older age groups. You can read more about the New York poll here.

    Quinnipiac also conducted a state poll in Ohio of 1,165 voters from December 4th through 9th and found Ohioans evenly split on marijuana legalization, with 47% support to 47% opposed. You can view the cross tabs for the Ohio poll here.

    27 Responses to “Majority of New Yorkers Back Legalized Pot, Ohioans Evenly Split”

    1. […] recent polling has shown, support for marijuana law reform is at an all time high in many states across the nation, now including the original home of the “Choom Gang” and President […]


      I am 57 most people my age know all about weed. But god forbid our kids doing it leads to sex. Plus drug test makes it hard to get jobs

    3. Truthy says:

      It’s good that NY is for weed legalization, but we don’t have the ability to do props here. That means we have to elect officials who are willing to move legislation forward and go through all that, which would take forever. People complain a lot about taxes here, though. If there were politicians spinning it as a way to lower property taxes, I’m sure we’d have legal weed pretty fast!

    4. The weed says:

      We in Michigan Love the fact that Ohio is still behind the Eightball … Because they sneak over to Michigan to get there fix and pay top dollar…. Yes !

    5. William Tucker says:

      just turned 66 and smoked hash right before a Jimmy Hendrix concert. We old folks don’t trust anyone under 45

    6. Evening Bud says:

      @ Ben

      You caught me! I didn’t read the attachment. But, after I read it, I stand by my original comment: IT PASSED! There is no denying that. You’re talking about a reaction to its passing. That’s a different thing. Nobody said this is going to be easy, Ben. Perhaps you should savor our two victories instead of scrambling to find reactions to them. I promise you, there will be many up ahead.

      Too many people on these boards continually prophesy doom and gloom, as if they’re hoping to be proven right.

    7. TheOracle says:

      Prepare for cannabis to be traded in U.S. dollars on the NY exchange when the Big Apple gets on board the cannabis money train.

      Will New York be the state that legalizes cannabis (MMJ or recreational — both) after which the federal enforcement of prohibition is lifted?

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