It seems like a record number of voters in New Jersey want to legalize marijuana.
According to a recent PublicMind poll conducted by Farleigh Dickinson University to 792 respondents last June, 49 percent of registered voters want to legalize weed for personal use, in contrast to 46 percent that oppose it.
The questions were formulated with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, which largely favored pot legalization. Half of the respondents were asked if they supported “taxing, regulating, and legalizing small quantities of marijuana use by adults, just like alcohol,” while the other half were asked whether they supported or opposed legalizing “small quantities of marijuana for personal use.”
“With national momentum building for the legalization of marijuana, it looks like the pendulum in New Jersey is swinging in the direction of legalization,” said PublicMind director Krista Jenkins, in spite of the plus or minus 3.7 percent margin of error. “A little more than a year ago, a majority was clearly opposed. Today, that’s just not the case.”
When PublicMind did a similar poll last January 2014, only 41 percent favored the move as opposed to 52 percent who were against legalization.
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