A strong majority of Missouri voters, including a plurality of Republicans, support legalizing marijuana for adult use, a new poll found as activists wait for state officials to potentially verify signatures to place a reform initiative on the November ballot.
The poll from SurveyUSA asked about 2,000 registered voters in the state to weigh in on a series of political issues ranging from abortion rights to cannabis policy. It showed that 62 percent of Missourians back marijuana legalization, compared to 26 percent who said it should remain illegal.
Nearly half of those who identify as Republicans (47 percent) said that they support ending prohibition, which constitutes a plurality. Sixty-eight percent of independents and 78 percent of Democrats back the policy change.
About half of those who voted for former President Donald Trump in 2020 (49 percent) said marijuana should be legalized, versus 76 percent of Biden voters.
As with past polling on the issue, younger people skewed more supportive of legalization, but a majority of every age demographic except those 65 and older said that cannabis prohibition should end.
The survey—which was conducted for local TV
The post Majority Of Missouri Voters Back Marijuana Legalization, New Poll Finds As State Reviews Signatures For Ballot Initiative appeared first on GrowCola.com.