Two in three Kansans, including a majority of Republicans, support legalizing cannabis, according to a new poll. And most say they’re likely to vote for lawmakers who back medical cannabis legalization.

While medical cannabis reform has consistently stalled out in the GOP-controlled state legislature, about 67 percent of Kansans say they’re ready for a fundamental policy change to raise revenue from legalizing and taxing recreational cannabis, the Kansas Speaks fall survey from the Docking Institute of Public Affairs found.

That includes a majority of people from every age demographic, all income levels and all political and religious affiliations surveyed. People who identified as independent were most likely to strongly or somewhat favor legalization at 76 percent, followed by Democrats (73 percent) and Republicans (60 percent).

The poll also asked residents about the likelihood that they would vote for a political candidate who supports medical cannabis to represent them in the legislature. About 64 percent said that they would be highly or somewhat likely to back such a candidate. Again, there was majority support among adults across the political spectrum, with 78 percent of Democrats, 64 percent of independents and 57 percent of Republicans saying they’d back legislators who support medical cannabis reform. The survey involved interviews with 477 Kansas adults from September 20 to October 10 and was published on Tuesday.

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