Pot vending machines, cannibis-centered news organizations, weed-friendly party planners - the changing culture prompted by marijuana legalization is on the increase. But the public may not be keeping up.
Voters in yet another state are confronting the complicated reality of legalization, both pro and con. Yes, it’s a little hazy.
A new Quinnipiac University Poll that finds that 77 percent of New York voters say that if a candidate for governor had used weed in the past, it would no affect their vote one way or another. A little partisan divide here: 64 percent of Republicans and 78 percent of Democrats agree.
These voters are leery of weed, meanwhile: Another 82 percent overall say if recreational use became legal, they still would not use it, however. That includes 92 percent of Republicans and 82 percent of Democrats.
And the ultimate breakdown: 44 percent overall approve of legalizing medical marijuana, 35 percent approve legalization for “personal use” while 19 percent condemn legalization altogether.
There’s “little love for recreational marijuana in New York,” notes Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the poll.
A similar poll of Colorado voters from the college last month also revealed some reservations about such legislation. Though a majority of Coloradans still support legalization, 66 percent said marijuana use should be legal in members-only clubs, not in bars, clubs and entertainment venues. they said.
The Washington Post/ August 25, 2014
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