Americans Want Marijuana Legalization To Prioritize Equity And Benefit Workers, Poll From Advocacy Group Finds

May 22, 2024 · Marijuana Moment

A new report from an equity-focused marijuana advocacy organization finds that nearly two thirds of American adults want legalization laws to prioritize social equity (68 percent), end cannabis arrests (68 percent) and ensure that people have legal access to marijuana products (65 percent). The vast majority—85 percent—also think legalization should benefit people who use marijuana as medicine, while 63 percent said the policy change should benefit those who use cannabis for pleasure. The study, “American Values and Beliefs About Marijuana… Read more.

Survey Shows Gen Z Likes Smoking Cannabis More than Drinking Alcohol

May 17, 2024 · MG Magazine

A recent study conducted by Veriheal reveals a significant trend among Gen Z favoring cannabis over alcohol and tobacco. The survey, which gathered responses from thousands of Veriheal patients between March 2023 and April 2024, shows 60 percent of Gen Z adult individuals rarely or never consume alcohol, preferring cannabis instead. Young adults who reported a preference for cannabis over alcoholic beverages cited the desire for happiness, relaxation, and pain relief as their main reasons for using cannabis.  While older generations may… Read more.

Poll: Florida Cannabis Legalization Bid Lacks Sufficient Voter Support

April 17, 2024 · Ganjapreneur

The cannabis legalization constitutional amendment set to appear before Florida voters this November does not currently have the necessary support to pass, USA TODAY reports. In a recent poll of more than 1,000 adult Floridians, less than half (49%) responded that they would support the state’s cannabis legalization initiative while 36% were opposed — meanwhile, 14% said they are either not registered to vote or are unsure on the issue. Notably, while support for legalization is leaning towards a slight majority, voter… Read more.

As South Carolina Lawmakers Urge House Vote On Medical Marijuana Bill, New Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support

April 11, 2024 · Marijuana Moment

As South Carolina lawmakers and advocates put pressure on the House to advance a Senate-passed medical marijuana legalization bill, a new poll shows the reform enjoys overwhelming bipartisan support. The Mason-Dixon Poll, conducted from March 6-11, found that 83 percent of registered voters are in favor of medical cannabis legalization, including 93 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of Republicans and 84 percent on independents. To that end, Sen. Tom Davis (R) was joined by several House lawmakers, the executive director… Read more.

Poll Finds Most Weed Consumers Would Vote for Pro-Cannabis Candidate Regardless of Party

April 10, 2024 · High Times

A majority of cannabis consumers who are likely to vote in this fall’s general election say they would vote for a pro-cannabis candidate regardless of their party affiliation, according to the results of a recent survey. The poll, which was conducted by the medical marijuana telehealth platform NuggMD, found that 59% of likely voters who use weed would cast their ballot for a pro-cannabis presidential candidate regardless of that candidate’s political party. NuggMD’s 2024 Election Poll surveyed 755 cannabis users about their… Read more.

_% of Americans Now Support Marijuana Legalization in New Pew Survey? A. 90 B. 70 C. 50 D. 30

April 2, 2024 · Cannabis.net

Reflecting on just a decade ago, the landscape of cannabis legality in the United States was vastly different from what it is today. Presently, 38 states have embraced either medical or recreational cannabis laws, encompassing 74% of the American population residing in areas where cannabis is legal. Furthermore, 79% of citizens live in counties with at least one cannabis dispensary. The number of dispensaries that have sprung up across the nation is so high that it has surpassed the 13,500 McDonald's… Read more.

Pew Survey Finds 9 in 10 Americans Support Pot Legalization

March 29, 2024 · High Times

Thinking back just 10 years ago, the previous U.S. cannabis landscape stood in stark contrast to the one we enjoy today. The United States currently has 38 states with legal medical or recreational cannabis, with 74% of Americans living in a legal cannabis state and 79% living in a county with at least one cannabis dispensary.  With nearly 15,000 dispensaries throughout the nation, retail cannabis stores now outnumber the roughly 13,500 McDonald’s locations in the country. Given the prevalence of… Read more.

Only One Out Of Ten Americans Wants To Keep Marijuana Totally Illegal, Pew Poll Shows

March 28, 2024 · Marijuana Moment

Nine in 10 Americans say marijuana should be legal for recreational or medical purposes, a new Pew Research Center poll finds. And most agree that legalization bolsters local economies and makes the criminal justice system more fair. The report, released on Tuesday, found that 88 percent of Americans back legalization in some form, including a 57 percent majority who say it should be accessible for medical and adult use. Just 11 percent said cannabis should be prohibited altogether. There were several common… Read more.

Gallup Poll: Support for Cannabis Legalization in U.S. Reaches 70%

November 15, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

A Gallup poll released November 8 found a new record level of support for cannabis legalization among U.S. adults, topping 70% after totaling a then-record 68% for three years. The pollster found 28% of respondents opposed the reforms with 1% unsure.  In 1969, when Gallup first asked about legalizing cannabis, just 12% favored the reforms.   Cannabis legalization was popular among a majority of all subgroups, including 91% of self-identified liberals, 87% of Democrats, 52% of self-identified conservatives, 55% of Republicans, and 70% of… Read more.