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Poll: More Than Six In Ten Connecticut Voters Say Legalize Marijuana

  • by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director March 11, 2015

    More than six out of ten Connecticut voters favor legalizing marijuana use by adults, according to statewide polling conducted by Quinnipiac University.

    Sixty-three percent of respondents said that they favored permitting adults to legally possess personal use quantities of cannabis. Only 34 percent of voters opposed this idea.

    Legislation, House Bill 6703, is presently pending in the state, “to allow marijuana use for persons twenty-one years of age and older, and to regulate the sale, possession, use and growth of marijuana.” Connecticut residents can contact their lawmakers in support of this measure here.

    State voters, by an overwhelming 82 percent to 15 percent margin, also support eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for offenses involving the possession of small amounts of illegal drugs, and allowing judges to decide sentences on a case by case basis.

    The Quinnipiac University poll possesses a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points.

    22 Responses to “Poll: More Than Six In Ten Connecticut Voters Say Legalize Marijuana”

    1. Evening Bud says:

      Come on Connecticut! Join the freedom train! The northeast part of the country is begging–overdue–for a little freedom!

    2. Galileo Galilei says:

      Seems that these days this kind of stuff is no longer news. It’s just a dog-bites-man story.

    3. TheOracle says:

      This is great news!

      So, I’m thinking Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and the federally recognized American Indian Nations within those states should coordinate and time things with one another to legalize. If the states don’t legalize first or simultaneously then the state has to legislate or have regulations or policies that law enforcement will not be waiting for cannabis consumers right outside the tribal lands, you know, to pull people over and search their cars to bust them.

      They are understandably hesitant individually to legalize, but as a block, well, there is strength in numbers. Kaching goes the ca$h regi$ter!

    4. MrBelvedere says:

      Why is this poll the first story on your website? You should be putting the Senate Bill as the first story on the page for visibility. Please keep the Senate Bill story as the headline to get traction! Thx

    5. Dark000wing says:

      Seems like NORML could help State’s with similar survey result situations by coordinating more data collection and dissemination activities that seek to estimate tourist impact due to a potential “regional monopoly” on recreational marijuana sales. Even simple secondary analysis using the NSDUH could be used to provide some ready estimates. Wider data collection and analysis would be better to capture some sense of tourism dollars to help better inform policy makers. Wait hire me to do it!

    6. keith says:

      “Why is this poll the first story on your website? You should be putting the Senate Bill as the first story on the page for visibility. Please keep the Senate Bill story as the headline to get traction! Thx – See more at: http://blog.norml.org/2015/03/11/poll-more-than-six-in-ten-connecticut-voters-say-legalize-marijuana/#.dpuf
      Start your own Damn website if you know so much!

    7. sweet says:

      most of the weed I smoke these days comes from Michigan some from cali and Colorado cant wait to try some new England weed big love from ohio

    8. Mark I. says:

      Conn. way to scream loudly. If only the voters would get out and voice their opposition to the status quo, maybe then the polls would have more authenticity.

    9. Anne says:

      Connecticut might try Hemp Farming first; then if all goes well with Hemp; then MJ! AR:)

    10. Anne says:

      Notice: Any stray spoutable MJ seeds are being accepted by me:”Anne White; 862 Wood Ave.;Studio #10 Bridgeport CT 06604: Put some seeds in paper in plain envelope;thank-u! A.W.

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