A new national survey by Beyond the Beltway shows solid support for both legalization and decriminalization of Marijuana.
The summary of the study is quoted below:
If it were left up to voters, America would loosen some of its restrictions and penalties for marijuana. Over seven in ten voters (72%) support reducing penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana from jail time to a fine. Six in ten voters (61%) support allowing state regulated sales of marijuana across the country
- A majority of voters agree with lowering the punishment for possession of marijuana. Voters across all major demographics agree (72%) that punishment for possession of small amounts of marijuana should be reduced from arrest and possible jail times to fines of $25 to $100 dollars. Even among Republicans (68%) and conservatives (63%), support lowering the punishment for possession.
- Over six in ten voters agree with legalizing state-regulated sales of marijuana. 61% of voters agree that state-regulated sales of marijuana should be legal. Republicans are practically split on legalization. However, 59% of GOP voters under the age of 50 support state-regulated sales of marijuana across the country.