Poll: Over 60 Percent Of New Mexicans Support Regulating Marijuana Sales

Santa Fe, NM: More than three out of five New Mexicans believe in amending state law to permit retail sales of marijuana to adults, according to statewide polling data provided by Research & Polling Inc. and commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance.

Sixty-one percent of respondents say that they support legislation to regulate and tax retail sales of marijuana to those ages 21 and over. Respondents’ support rose to 69 percent when pollsters indicated that sales taxes would be used to fund health-related programs.

Majority support for regulating the adult use of cannabis has previously been reported in a number of other state and national surveys.

House and Senate legislation to allow for the retail sale and adult use of cannabis is pending in the New Mexico legislature. Similar legislation is pending in over a dozen other states, including Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont.

For more information, please contact Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500.