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New poll on marijuana legalization coming on Monday

59% of New Jersey backed legal weed in April 2018 Monmouth pot poll

By David Wildstein, February 15 2019 1:36 pm

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.

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One thought on “New poll on marijuana legalization coming on Monday

  1. Polling people with no experience with Cannabis is silly. They’re just going to barf up the same old reefer madness. We legalized in Canada and saw no change in usage of Cannabis, nevermind an increase in other drugs. Cannabis isn’t a gateway drug, if anything it’s the opposite and can help get people off of addictive substances like opiods. It’s time to relearn ‘facts’ about Cannabis from an unbiased source.

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