Marijuana legalization is more popular in Texas than the state’s top elected officials and President Joe Biden, according to a new poll.
The survey from the University of Texas at Tyler found that an overwhelmingly, bipartisan majority of Texans (83 percent) support medical cannabis legalization, and 60 percent said they’re in favor of recreational legalization as well.
Support for medical marijuana reform crossed political lines, with 91 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of Republicans and 85 percent of independents saying that patients should have legal access to cannabis.
With respect to adult-use legalization, 76 percent of Democrats, 42 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of independents said they back the policy change.
The survey, which was released ahead of the state’s May 24 primary runoff elections, also asked residents about various political issues and their opinion of election officials and candidates. And the results demonstrate how marijuana reform is uniquely popular among adults in the Lone Star state.
Both medical and recreational cannabis legalization are more popular than Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R), whose approval ratings sit at 46 percent and 40 percent, respectively.
Abbott did sign legislation into law last year that
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