Rhode Island: Nearly 60 Percent Of Voters Say Regulate Marijuana

Rhode Island: Nearly 60 Percent Of Voters Say Regulate Marijuana

Providence, RI: Nearly six out of ten Rhode Island voters favor legalizing marijuana like alcohol, according to survey data compiled by Public Policy Polling.

Fifty-seven percent of respondents said that they support "changing Rhode Island law to regulate and tax marijuana similar to alcohol." Only 35 percent of respondents said that they oppose legalization.

Respondents between the age of 18 and 35 were most likely to support legalization (73 percent), as were Democrats (65 percent), and those between the age of 50 and 64 (57 percent). Men and women supported legalization in equal numbers.

Legislation seeking to legalize the use and retail sales of cannabis for adults is pending before the state House and Senate.

For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director, at (202) 483-5500, or Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org.