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New Hampshire Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds Of Adults Favor Legalizing Marijuana

Thursday, 10 March 2016

New Hampshire Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds Of Adults Favor Legalizing Marijuana

Durham, NH: Over 60 percent of New Hampshire adults favor legalizing the personal use of marijuana for those age 21 and older, according to statewide polling conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.

Sixty-two percent of respondents said that they "supported legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal recreational use." Thirty percent of respondents opposed the idea.

Support was strongest among respondents who identified as liberals (76 percent) and Democrats (70 percent) and was weakest among conservatives (45 percent).

In response to a separate poll question, 72 percent of those surveyed said that they approved of selling cannabis in retail stores and taxing it in a manner similar to alcohol.

Although multiple bills have been introduced in the New Hampshire legislature this session, none of them have yet to receive a favorable vote from House lawmakers

The WMUR Granite State Poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percent.

For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director, or Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500.