Support for Marijuana Legalization Blooming in the South


It is often said that the South will be the last region in the United States to take up marijuana legalization, but, as support grows nationwide, it is becoming evident the southern states likely won’t be left behind.

Polling data released today by the ACLU of Louisiana revealed that 53% of Louisiana voters supported regulating marijuana in a manner similar to the models approved last November in Colorado and Washington. Only 37% were opposed and 10% were not sure.

Hopefully state politicians are paying attention, as it seems advocating for marijuana law reform will also win you support from voters. 49% of respondents stated that they’d be more likely to vote for a lawmaker who advocates for reducing marijuana related penalties.

You can read the full survey here.

53 thoughts

  1. we need help in northeast lousiana, the police will go barney fife on you for a stem, it’s tooooo much, the people who smoke are sick of law enforcement busting people with small amounts or small plants and saying they saved the streets from $1,ooo,ooo,ooo worth of marijuana, small town Louisiana is scary if you are a smoker, you don’t have to worry about meth you have worry about marijuana, please help us smokers in Bastrop, Mer Rouge, Monroe, Farmerville, Oak Grove and so on, again we need help in northeast lousiana please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hope you still read this, Jeff, but I’m with you all the way. I’m in a different state in the South right now and it’s much different than the other states in the US. I wish marijuana would be legalized throughout. Stay strong.

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