Do Not Enforce Federal Marijuana Laws, US Voters Say 3 to 1

HAMDEN, CT — Voters in the United States are opposed to a federal crackdown on marijuana by a 3 to 1 margin, according to the latest poling data from Quinnipiac University.

The Quinnipiac University National Poll, released Thursday, also found overwhelming support for the legalization of medical marijuana, with voters nationwide supporting it by a 91 to six percent margin.

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When it comes to legalization for adults, the poll found support consistent with other national polls, with 58% of those surveyed in favor

Every demographic group surveyed support the legalization of marijuana except Republicans, who are opposed to legalization 62% to 33%, and voters over 65 years old, who narrowly oppose recreational marijuana legalization by 50% to 41%.

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Voters, by a 70% to 23% margin, oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana use.  Not a single demographic group, including Republicans, support enforcing federal marijuana laws, according to the survey.

“The demographics say pot is here to stay, either for fun or to provide medical comfort,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “And the message to Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Hands off.”

The poll of 1,106 nationwide voters was conducted by Quinnipiac University from January 5 through 9 using both landline and mobile phones, and has a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percent.

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Full poll results can be found here.

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