A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows that a majority of New York voters approve of both recreational and medical marijuana legalization. The poll found that 57% of New York state voters approve of recreational marijuana legalization, while 88% support medical marijuana legalization.
The poll found a large gap in support for recreational marijuana based on voters’ ages. 83% of voters age 18-29 supported recreational marijuana legalization, while only 38% of those older than 65 approved of it.
The poll also found that 46% of New Yorkers had tried marijuana. Only 39% of women admit to trying marijuana, while 54% of men say they have smoked pot.
“Medical marijuana is a no-brainer for New York State voters, and they also would follow Colorado in legalizing marijuana for fun. But a slim plurality don’t think legalization has been good for Colorado’s reputation,” polling institute Director Maurice Carroll said.