MassCann/NORML’s First professional poll in Massachusetts is completed

58% would support a ballot question that legalized marijuana  and regulated it in the same manner as other agricultural commodities but prohibited sale to underage persons!

MassCann/NORML with thanks to the
NORML Foundation, donors (whether they did so directly for polling or by attending one of our many benefit events and the FREEDOM RALLY)
conducted a professional poll in Massachusetts in November 2011.

The major findings of the poll  were released publicly on December 10 at the Second Annual Cannabis Convention (Thanks to the 100+ who attended).

Would you support or oppose a ballot question that legalized marijuana  and regulated it in the same manner as other agricultural commodities but prohibited sale to underage persons?

N= 100%
Support 58%
Oppose 35%
Undecided 7%

 

DAPA Research Inc. conducted a live telephone poll in November of 600 Massachusetts voters with a margin of error of +/-4%.

The most significant findings:

  • Fifty-eight percent support legalizing marijuana and regulating it in the same manner as other agricultural commodities with sales prohibited to underage persons (69% Democrats, 44% Republicans, 54% Other).
  • Sixty-two percent are more likely to support legalization if the proposed law would regulate the cultivation and sale of marijuana to adults and tax it in the same manner as alcohol (70% Democrats, 56% Republicans, 60% Other).
  • Ø Fifty-four percent oppose the federal government disregarding state law in states legalizing marijuana, while only 35% support the federal government’s disregarding state law.

“The data indicates that Massachusetts voters are more ready than voters in any other state to end prohibition and establish reasonable regulation of cannabis cultiva­tion and commerce for all purposes,” said Steven S. Epstein, a founder and currently an officer of MassCann.  “The data also establishes that if the legislature does not enact a law allowing medical use of marijuana that satisfies the 26 proponents by May the voters will overwhelmingly, perhaps 80%+, approve the initiative for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana at the ballot box in November.”

“Legalization is essential to ending crime created by the prohibition of cannabis,” said Cara Crab-Burnham, a member of MassCann’s Board of Directors.  “It is important to recognize legal venders will card customers and keep it out of the hands of children.”

Would you support or oppose a ballot question that legalized marijuana  and regulated it in the same manner as other agricultural commodities but prohibited sale to underage persons?

N= 100%
Support 58%
Oppose 35%
Undecided 7%

 

Would you be more or less likely to vote for a ballot question if the question proposed would regulate the cultivation and sale of marijuana to  adults and tax it in the same manner as the state currently regulates alcohol  - more or less?

N= 100%
More 62%
Less 30%
Undecided 8%

People who use marijuana in states where it is legal are being penalized by the federal government because marijuana is still illegal under U.S. law. Should the federal government have the power to disregard state law on the issue of legalizing marijuana?

N= 100%
Yes 35%
No 54%
Undecided 11%

As was the case when racial segregation was the law, it is time for America’s legal system to correct itself. Unfortunately, reform voices are muted.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, referring to the Drug War

Don’t You Mute Yours, Join MASSCANN!

 

 

  • Marumiyu Moriame

    it is time to end prohibition that causes crime. that why the 18th was repealed. it is time to put an end to this fascist policy from the 1930′s. alcohol if far more dangerous and causes deaths every day even every hour. i almost died from alcohol 10 years ago and since have barely touched it. Vote for freedom in 2016 and free a plant that is safer than most over the counter drugs like aspirin and Tylenol which kill more than all illegal drugs combined.

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