Vermont: Majority Support For Retail Marijuana Sales

  • by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director May 23, 2014

    A strong majority of Vermonters support regulating the commercial production and retail sales of marijuana for adults, according to a statewide Castleton Polling Institute survey commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project.

    Fifty-seven percent of respondents said that they support “changing Vermont law to regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol, so retailers would be licensed to sell marijuana to adults 21 and older?” Only 34 percent of those survey opposed the notion of legalization.

    The Castleton poll possesses a margin or error of +/- 4 percent.

    Within the past few months, separate statewide polls in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Texas have all shown majority support for legalizing the adult consumption of cannabis.

    Recent national polls by Gallup (58 percent), CNN (55 percent), CBS (51 percent), and NBC (55 percent) have also shown majority support for legalizing cannabis.

    20 responses to “Vermont: Majority Support For Retail Marijuana Sales”

    1. JJ says:

      Norml and readers. . Please please please use the case in Texas to our advantage. .. the teenager arrested for pot brownies needs to draw the attention of the attorney General and president Obama. . The kid needs our help. He doesn’t deserve the treatment he is getting. This is a prime example of why pot should be legal. Or at least decriminalized.
      I do not know how to start a petition on change.org but we need to get one started today so the children do not suffer anymore tomorrow. Norml you have my email. Please let me know what to legally do. … at this point I am ready to act like Calvin Bundy and his militia and take up arms at the Texas court house where this kid is being tried. …

    2. It only makes sense for states to go ahead with the taxing of Marijuana as they begin to legalize it for receational purposes. It can be a huge boost for revenues both public and private.

      I say, “Go for it!”

      See the link for “Opposition to Kentucky HB 1-Reform HB 217 aka “Pill Mill Bill”

    3. Galileo Galilei says:

      The prohibitionists have to pay for their drug war. This isn’t like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan where we just add the cost to our children’s tab.

    4. TheOracle says:

      The sooner the better. Any state on the eastern seaboard will be the Denver of the East, the Amsterdam of the East. How soon can you make it happen?

    5. Druk says:

      New Hampshire: if Vermont beats you to this, that’d just be shameful.

    6. Anonymous says:

      Are you talking about Jacob Lavoro?
      You are right I believe I just signed a petition for him. However, for those who do not know about this case here is a link for the story.


    7. grandma3d says:

      Off topic, I did signed a petition for Jacob Lavoro. He is in Big Trouble He needs our help everyone please sign the petition. Here is the petition link.


    8. Mr. Pot says:

      Kicks a dead horse… Just legalize it already………………

    9. DavBlu says:

      I can understand concern for minors and developing brains, however we are adults, do I need permission to lower my blood pressure without drugs, or just relax and feel good. What someone do’s in thier own house is thier own business

    10. DavBlu says:

      At this point any Government cost is passed on.