St. Louis, MO: Fifty percent of likely Missouri voters would support a ballot measure to legalize and regulate the adult consumption and licensed retail sale of cannabis, according to survey data compiled by DHM Research and commissioned by the advocacy group Show-Me Cannabis Regulation.
The statewide telephone poll of 500 likely voters found that 50 percent of respondents endorsed legalizing cannabis for both medical and non-medical purposes. Forty-five percent of respondents opposed such a measure.
Voters’ support for legalizing cannabis rose to 54 percent (versus 44 percent opposed) when respondents were provided with additional details regarding how cannabis would be regulated.
Initial support for the legalizing cannabis was stronger among men (54 percent) than among women (46 percent). Majorities of both Democrats (69%) and independent voters (53%) supported the idea, as opposed to only one in three Republicans.
The group has announced its intentions to run a ballot measure as early as next year.
Recently conducted nationwide polling on the issue finds that an estimated 58 percent of Americans now support making marijuana legal for adult consumption.
For more information, please visit: http://show-mecannabis.com/polling/.