Two-thirds of Louisiana voters—including a majority of Republicans—are in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, according to a new poll. The survey found that support for the reforms has increased significantly since the last time voters were polled on the issue. Sixty-seven percent of respondents now say they back legalizing cannabis for both uses in the latest poll, for example, compared to 54 percent last year. Sixteen percent of participants said that they only want marijuana legal for medical purposes, while just eight percent said both forms should be illegal. As is traditionally the case, Democrats are more likely to support legalizing for adult-use as well as medical (67 percent), compared to Republicans (58 percent). Young voters are especially bullish about legalization, with 93 percent saying people should be able to use cannabis for medical and recreational use.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 03/29/2021 17:53:00

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