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WIRE: Survey suggests cannabis consumers likely to identify as Independent voters

Los Angeles, CA — Americans who use cannabis or hold favorable views toward the plant tend to identify themselves politically as Independents rather than as Democrats or Republicans, according to the results of a Cannalytics consumer research survey.

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Forty-six percent of survey respondents define themselves as Independent. Among this group, over 90 percent consider marijuana policy reform to be among the most important election issues, and more than 75 percent said that they are more motivated to vote this election because of pending cannabis-specific ballot measures.

Voters in nine states will decide on Election Day in favor of statewide ballot measures seeking to legalize either the medical use or the adult use of marijuana.

Cannalytics and its partners, including NORML, provided a 51-point questionnaire to over 5,800 respondents to gauge their opinions on cannabis policy, as well as their own marijuana use. Respondents typically were well educated, most did not smoke tobacco, and 53 percent suggested that they would consume less alcohol if cannabis were legal.

Full results of the 2016 Cannabis Voter Report are available online at: http://www.cannalytics.us/.

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