New York Majority Support Recreational and Medical Marijuana Legalization

 by lucy

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.



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    spkavyo said on Feb 17, 2014

    The CO residents and tourists that use herb for medical or recreational reasons don't regret Amendment 64. We're just waiting for feds to catch up.

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    grokit said on Feb 18, 2014

    From the Christian Science Monitor:

    "Since Jan. 1, the Denver police have written just four marijuana citations, and there have been no major incidents, says Sonny Jackson, a spokesman for the Denver Police Department.

    The apparent success of the rollout – in a fairly short time frame, despite many people in government who were not in favor of it – is noteworthy.

    “We have pretty successfully shown that all the doomsday scenarios, and all the predictions that have been made about this, are just not based in reality.”"

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