• by NORML May 13, 2020

    Most adults living in states where marijuana use is legal view the policy change as successful, according to state-specific polling data compiled by YouGov.com.

    Respondents in California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, and Washington were asked their opinion regarding whether their state’s adult-use legalization policy “has been a success or a failure.”

    A majority of those surveyed in every state but Maine viewed their policies as successful. In five states – Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington – at least two-thirds of respondents said that marijuana legalization had been a success.

    “This polling data reaffirms that most voters do not experience ‘buyer’s remorse’ following marijuana legalization,” NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. “In the minds of most Americans, adult-use marijuana regulations are operating as voters intended and in a manner that is consistent with their expectations.”

    Although Maine voters approved adult-use in 2016, lawmakers and regulators have yet to fully implement the state’s law.

    The findings are consistent with those of prior state-specific surveys, such as those in California and Washington, similarly finding that majorities of voters remain positive about their state’s reforms following legalization.

    Nationally, 55 percent of US adults say the marijuana legalization has been either fully or mostly successful in those jurisdictions that have implemented it.

    Additional polling data is available from NORML here.

  • by Jenn Michelle Pedini, NORML Development Director October 24, 2019

    Next year promises to be a pivotal year for cannabis policy reform. In addition to the 2020 Presidential election in November, voters will also be deciding that same day on several state-level marijuana policy initiatives. We also anticipate several high-profile legislative battles, and victories, in the State Houses this coming spring.

    With many legislatures commencing their 2020 sessions in a matter of weeks, NORML is busy looking ahead and setting our legislative and advocacy priorities. With this in mind, we are seeking guidance regarding how we can more effectively serve our membership. By taking a few minutes and completing the NORML 2019 Member Survey, you will help us better understand how we can more effectively represent your interests in our lobbying, organizing, and educational efforts.

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    Thank you advance for your time and input, and for your continued support for NORML and our work.

    The team at NORML

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