Washington, DC: Sixty-six percent of Americans believe that an adult ought to legally be able to consume cannabis in the privacy of one’s own home, according to results of a newly released nationwide HuffingtonPost/YouGov survey.
Seventy-two percent of self-identified Democrats and 70 percent of Independents said that the private consumption of cannabis should be legal. Republican respondents endorsed private consumption by a margin of 50 percent to 39 percent.
Fifty-five percent of respondents – including 62 percent of Democrats and 60 percent of Independents – also said that they supported statewide laws taxing and regulating the commercial production and retail sale of cannabis to adults, such as those recently enacted in Colorado and Washington. By contrast, only 37 percent of Republicans said they supported such a plan.
The HuffPost/YouGov survey possesses a margin of error of +/- 3.9 percent.
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