QU Poll shows support for legalization of marijuana at 'highest - WFSB 3 Connecticut

QU Poll shows support for legalization of marijuana at 'highest levels'

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HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) -

A recently released Quinnipiac University poll shows support for the legalization of marijuana is at an all-time high. 

In the poll released on Thursday, 60 percent of American voters supported the legalization of marijuana. This total was "the highest level of support for legalized marijuana" ever for a QU poll. People oppose the legalization of marijuana are Republicans and voters over 65 years old. 

The poll showed 94 percent of people approve the use of pot for medical use. QU said that is "also the highest level of support in any national poll."  

"From a stigmatized, dangerous drug bought in the shadows, to an accepted treatment for various ills, to a widely accepted recreational outlet, marijuana has made it to the mainstream," Tim Malloy, who is the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement on Thursday. "The numbers fly in the face of the 'sky is falling' depiction of the nation's economic health. We all want more, but Americans say they are generally, financially healthy." 

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  • Web Poll

  • Do you support the legalization of marijuana?

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    Yes
    80%
    530 votes
    Yes, but just for medical use
    10%
    68 votes
    No
    10%
    66 votes