A strong majority of New Hampshire residents continue to support marijuana legalization, though opinions are more mixed when it comes to the idea of conducting cannabis sales through a system state-run stores as the governor recently backed, according to a new poll.
The Granite State Poll from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Survey Center posed a series of cannabis questions to respondents in the survey, which was published on Tuesday, as lawmakers in the state explore different reform proposals, including the possibility of creating a hybridized state-controlled and privately licensed market.
Overall, nearly three in four New Hampshirites (72 percent) said that they favor adult-use legalization in general, including 52 percent who said that they “strongly” support it. Another 21 percent said that they opposed the reform, while seven percent were neutral.
Support for legalization crossed party lines, too, with 85 percent of Democrats, 68 percent of independents and 58 percent of Republicans saying they want prohibition to end.
The poll then asked specifically about the idea of enacting legalization and having the state Liquor Commission operate marijuana shops like they currently do for alcohol. People have more mixed feelings about the model: 60 percent said they
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