Massachusetts: Majority Of Likely Voters Favor Legalizing Cannabis

Massachusetts: Majority Of Likely Voters Favor Legalizing Cannabis

Boston, MA: A majority of likely Massachusetts voters support legalizing marijuana, according to a Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll released this week.

Fifty-three percent of respondents said that they "favor … the legalization of marijuana." Thirty-seven percent of respondents opposed legalization.

The Suffolk poll possesses a margin or error of +/- 4 percent.

In previous elections, Massachusetts voters have overwhelmingly approved statewide ballot measures decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses and legalizing the dispensing of the plant for therapeutic purposes.

Local activists have already initiated plans for a possible 2016 ballot initiative drive on the question of full legalization.

For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director, or Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director, at (202) 483-5500.