Boston, MA — Nearly six in ten voters ages 18 and older believe that “legalizing marijuana makes societies better,” according to the results of a nationwide Harvard-Harris poll.
Fifty-seven percent of respondents answered the question affirmatively. Forty-three percent of respondents said that marijuana legalization makes societies “worse.”
Only 14 percent of poll respondents believe that cannabis should not be legal for either medical or social use.
Seventy-two percent of those polled say that those convicted of marijuana possession offenses in non-legal states should not face jail time.
A nationally representative sample of 2,032 registered voters participated in the poll.
For more information, contact Justin Strekal, NORML Harvard-Harris poll Political Director, at (202) 483-5500.