New Jersey Voters Strongly Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Finds

New Jersey Voters Strongly Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Finds

The Garden State is overwhelmingly in support of legalizing marijuana.

New Jersey voters are on board with ending cannabis prohibition by a margin of 62 percent to 33 percent, a new poll shows. That includes strong majorities of Democrats, independents, men, women, whites, nonwhites and every age group except those older than 65.

A whopping 90 percent of voters between the ages of 18 and 34 support cannabis legalization.

A separate question in the new Quinnipiac University survey, released on Wednesday, finds that voters support “erasing criminal records for marijuana possession,” 63 percent to 27 percent.

And when it comes to allowing legal marijuana sales in one’s own community, voters are comfortable with that to the tune of 50 percent to 45 percent.

The results of the new poll come just days after New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney (D) said there are enough votes in the legislature to send a legalization bill to the desk of Gov. Phil Murphy (D), who made ending prohibition a centerpiece of his electoral campaign last year.

Senate and Assembly votes are expected next month.

The Quinnipiac poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.6 percentage points.

New Jersey Senate President Says He Has The Votes To Legalize Marijuana

See the original article published on Marijuana Moment below:

New Jersey Voters Strongly Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Finds

Texas and New Jersey Voters Support Marijuana Legalization, Polls Show

Texas and New Jersey Voters Support Marijuana Legalization, Polls Show

A combo of new polls released on Thursday shows that voters in two key states are resoundingly in support of legalizing marijuana.

In Texas, voters back ending cannabis prohibition by a nearly two-to-one margin of 61 percent to 34 percent.

In New Jersey, adults support legalization 59 percent to 37 percent.

In both states, support is particularly strong among Democrats and independents.

The Texas survey, conducted by Quinnipiac University, showed that 69 percent of both demographics were on board, along with 43 percent of Republicans.

In the New Jersey poll, done by Monmouth University, 65 percent of Democrats and 60 percent of independents said they support legalizing cannabis. Forty-five percent of GOP respondents were in favor.

There is huge backing for legalization among younger people in both states: 79 percent of 18-34 year-olds in Texas and 69 percent among the same age group in New Jersey.

The New Jersey poll in particular could give a boost to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on legalization and included projected cannabis tax revenue in his budget request.

The new Garden State survey also found that 60 percent of respondents think legalizing marijuana would help the state’s economy.

See the original article published on Marijuana Moment below:

Texas and New Jersey Voters Support Marijuana Legalization, Polls Show

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