Polls: Ohioans Divided On Marijuana Ballot Measure

Polls: Ohioans Divided On Marijuana Ballot Measure

Columbus, OH: Ohioans are divided in their support for Issue 3, the Marijuana Legalization Amendment, according to a pair of recent polls. Voters will decide the issue, which seeks to legalize and regulate the personal use and commercial production of cannabis, on Tuesday.

Bowling Green State University polling data released late last week finds 44 percent of respondents supporting the measure and 43 percent opposing it. Thirteen percent of respondents are undecided.

Separate polling data released by the University of Akron finds 46 percent of respondents favoring the measure and 46 percent opposing it.

Both polls report larger margins of support for Issue 2, a counter-measure placed on the ballot by state lawmakers to prohibit state regulators from permitting the limited production of "any Schedule I controlled substance." If voters endorse both competing measures, it will likely be up to the courts to decide which initiative takes precedence.

For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director, or Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel, at (202) 483-5500.