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Strong Majorities Of Texans Support Medical And Recreational Marijuana Legalization, Including Most Republicans, New Poll Finds

Four out of five Texans support legalizing medical cannabis and decriminalizing possession of marijuana—and a strong majority across party lines also backs broader recreational legalization—according to a new poll.

The poll from YouGov and the University of Houston asked respondents about a wide range of legislative issues, including cannabis reform.

It found that 82 percent favor medical marijuana legalization, 81 percent back making simple possession punishable by a citation similar to a traffic ticket and 67 percent support legalizing cannabis for adult use.

For the medical marijuana question, that majority includes 93 percent of Democrats, 79 percent of independents and 73 percent of Republicans.

The latest report from the Hobby School examines Texans’ opinions about proposed legislation regarding the easing of state restrictions on the medical and recreational use of marijuana. Findings: #txlege

— Hobby School of Public Affairs (@hobbyschooluh) February 2, 2023

With respect to decriminalization, the policy is supported by 88 percent of Democrats, 77 percent of Republicans and 73 percent of independents.

Adult-use legalization similarly enjoys majority support regardless of party affiliation, with 80 percent of Democrats, 66 percent of independents and 55 percent of Republicans saying that favor the reform.

Via University of

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