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New Jersey Voters Ready to Decriminalize Marijuana, Poll Finds

June 12th

TRENTON, NJ – As New Jersey legislators consider a marijuana decriminalization bill, a new poll suggests strong public support for such a move — and more. The poll of likely voters conducted by Lake Research Partners for the Drug Policy Alliance found that 61% favored decriminalization and nearly as many (59%) agreed with taxing, regulating, and legalizing marijuana.

“New Jersey voters are ready for aggressive and immediate change of state marijuana laws, with strong majorities supporting decriminalizing up to two ounces of marijuana,” said Daniel Gotoff, a partner at Lake Research. “Support for this reform is remarkably broad, including majorities of Democrats, independents, and Republicans, as well as voters from every major region in the state.”

The poll comes as the legislature is considering Senate Bill 1977, which would decriminalize the possess. . . . . READ MORE

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Poll: Over 60 Percent of New Jersey Voters Favor Decriminalizing Marijuana

June 11th

TRENTON, NJ — An overwhelming majority of New Jerseyans support reducing the penalty for simple marijuana possession from a criminal offense to a small fine similar to a traffic ticket, according to a new poll of likely voters by Lake Research Partners.  The poll was commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance.

The poll found that 61 percent of those asked support a proposal to make possession of two ounces or less of marijuana a civil violation.  Currently, possession of this amount is a criminal offense that carries a penalty of up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail.  A conviction also results in a criminal record that cannot be expunged for at least five years.

The poll also found that support for decriminalization is broad-based, traversing North, Central and South Jersey, and that it bridges gender, race and partisan divides.  An overwhelming 82 percent of those polled said that they would either be more likely to vote for an elected official who supported reducing penalties for marijuana possession or that it would make no difference in their vote.

Not only is New Jersey poised to catch up to a growing contingent of other states that have already decriminalized or otherwise reduced penalties for marijuana possession, it. . . . . READ MORE

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Poll: 76% of Doctors Would Approve Medical Marijuana for Patients

June 3rd

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According to a survey in the New England Journal of Medicine, a majority of physicians would approve the use of medical marijuana.

Doctors were given the hypothetical case of Marilyn, a 68-year-old woman with breast cancer which had spread to her lungs, chest and spine. When asked whether she should be prescribed marijuana to help ease her symptoms, a majority of respondents said yes.

The survey included responses from 1,446 doctors from 72 different countries and 56 different states and provinces in North America. In addition, 118 doctors posted comments about their decision on the survey.

“We were surprised by the outcome of polling and comments, with 76 percent of all votes in favor of the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes — even though marijuana use is illegal in most countries,” the survey’s authors wrote.

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the U.S., and is currently legal with a doctor’s recomendation in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Voters in Washington and Colorado have legalized pot for recreational purposes.

Each U.S. state and province with at least 10 respondents had more than 50 perc. . . . . READ MORE

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Poll: 76% of Doctors Would Approve Medical Marijuana for Patients

June 3rd

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According to a survey in the New England Journal of Medicine, a majority of physicians would approve the use of medical marijuana.

Doctors were given the hypothetical case of Marilyn, a 68-year-old woman with breast cancer which had spread to her lungs, chest and spine. When asked whether she should be prescribed marijuana to help ease her symptoms, a majority of respondents said yes.

The survey included responses from 1,446 doctors from 72 different countries and 56 different states and provinces in North America. In addition, 118 doctors posted comments about their decision on the survey.

“We were surprised by the outcome of polling and comments, with 76 percent of all votes in favor of the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes — even though marijuana use is illegal in most countries,” the survey’s authors wrote.

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the U.S., and is currently legal with a doctor’s recomendation in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Voters in Washington and Colorado have legalized pot for recreational purposes.

Each U.S. state and province with at least 10 respondents had more than 50 perc. . . . . READ MORE

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Poll: 76% of Doctors Would Approve Medical Marijuana for Patients

June 1st

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According to a survey in the New England Journal of Medicine, a majority of physicians would approve the use of medical marijuana.

Doctors were given the hypothetical case of Marilyn, a 68-year-old woman with breast cancer which had spread to her lungs, chest and spine. When asked whether she should be prescribed marijuana to help ease her symptoms, a majority of respondents said yes.

The survey included responses from 1,446 doctors from 72 different countries and 56 different states and provinces in North America. In addition, 118 doctors posted comments about their decision on the survey.

“We were surprised by the outcome of polling and comments, with 76 percent of all votes in favor of the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes — even though marijuana use is illegal in most countries,” the survey’s authors wrote.

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the U.S., and is currently legal with a doctor’s recomendation in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Voters in Washington and Colorado have legalized pot for recreational purposes.

Each U.S. state and province with at least 10 respondents had more than 50 perc. . . . . READ MORE

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Poll: 82% of New York Voters Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana

May 21st

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ALBANY, NY – A poll released Monday by the Siena Research Institute released today found that 82% of New York voters support allowing seriously and terminally ill people to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if recommended by a doctor.

The poll of 623 registered voters also found that Democrats and Republicans are equally likely to support medical marijuana – for both groups, support registered at 81%.  Meanwhile, members of the Independence and other parties showed even greater support (89%), and even 77%  percent of self-described conservatives were in favor.

A proposal currently pending before the New York State legislature, the Compassionate Care Act, would allow healthcare practitioners to talk to their patients about medical marijuana and certify those with serious, debilitating illnesses so that they may have access to a small amount of medical marijuana to relieve their symptoms.

The bill, which would create one of the nation’s most tightly regulated medical . . . . . READ MORE

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Poll: Essentially No One Believes Marijuana Users Should Go to Jail

May 17th

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Reason-Rupe has just released new polling data that revealed only a minuscule percentage of Americans believe that marijuana use and possession should result in jail time. When asked which approach they thought the government and law enforcement should take toward someone found smoking marijuana or in possession of a small amount of marijuana, only 6% responded that they should be sent to jail. 35% of respondents said that these individuals shouldn’t be punished at all, 32% responded they should pay a fine, and 20% said they should have to attended substance abuse courses.

The survey also found that 52% of Americans favor federal legislation that would prevent the federal government from prosecuting people who grow, possess, or sell marijuana in the states that have legalized it. Recently, Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) introduced the “Respect State Marijuana Laws Act” which would do exactly that.

You can click here to easily contact your Representative and urge him or her to support this measure.

Full results of this poll are available READ MORE

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Poll: 56% Support Legalizing Marijuana in Arizona

May 15th

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PHOENIX, AZ —  A new study released this week by the Behavior Research Center has concluded that marijuana legalization and same-sex marriage have strong support in Arizona.

While recent nationwide polls have shown that a majority of all all Americans support marijuana legalization, the survey data released this week  shows even stronger support at the state level in Arizona.

Behavior Research Center asked respondents whether or not they favored or opposed legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, 56% responded they favored the idea and only 37% were opposed.

Marijuana legalization had support from all age groups, across all counties and with both Democrats and Independents.

More men (62%) than women (50%) are supportive of marijuana legalization, and decriminalization also enjoys majority support in all age groups, across all counties and among both Democrats and Independent voters.

Independent voters are the most supportive of marijuana legalization at a very strong 72 percent, with only one in five opposed.

“It is perhaps ironic that as support for same-sex marriage and defelonization of marijuana have long been albatrosses which conservative candidates could hang around t. . . . . READ MORE

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