A new poll showing New Jersey’s views on the legalization of marijuana will be released by the Monmouth University Polling Institute on Monday.
The poll will include data on whether state residents support or oppose the legalization of cannabis products and how it effects the New Jersey economy.
An April 2018 Monmouth Poll showed that New Jerseyans backed the legalization of small amounts of marijuana for personal use by a 59%-37% margin. That number was up from 48%-47% four years earlier.
In last year’s poll, 60% of New Jerseyans said legal weed would help the state’s economy; 16% said it would hurt and 20% believed there would be no impact.
New Jerseyans were mixed on whether legalizing marijuana would result in an increase in other drug crimes: 32% felt it would increase it, 26% said decrease, and 39% believed there would be no impact.
The legalization of marijuana is the cornerstone of Gov. Phil Murphy’s agenda.