US (MO): New poll shows that 62% support cannabis legalization

With cannabis legalization on track to be on Missouri’s November ballot, a newly released poll indicates strong support in the state. Of those surveyed, 62 percent said they support legalizing cannabis, while 25 percent said the drug should remain illegal. Another 13 percent said they weren’t sure.

Support for legalization was strong across party lines. Though majorities of Democrats and independents have long favored the policy change more than Republicans, the new poll also found that more GOP voters support legalization (49 percent) than oppose it (38 percent).

The survey comes on the heels of activists at Legal Missouri 2022 earlier this month, turning in what they said is more than double the required number of signatures needed to qualify a legalization initiative. Provided the signatures are validated by elections officials, the measure would go before voters in November.

The new SurveyUSA poll, conducted on behalf of TV stations across the state between May 11 and May 15, asked 2,175 Missouri adults questions about various policy issues, including law enforcement and public schools.

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