Q Poll: Most state residents favor legalizing pot

By a slight 52 – 45 percent majority, with a wide age gap, Connecticut voters support “ allowing adults…to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use,” according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

By a huge 90 – 9 percent margin, voters support the medical use of marijuana. Support ranges from 84 – 14 percent among voters over 65 years old to 99 – 1 percent among voters 18 to 29 years old. Voters also support 69 – 28 percent having a medical marijuana dispensary in their
town or city, the latest Q Poll finds.
On the question of so-called recreational marijuana use, voters 18 to 29 years old support the idea 80 – 20 percent, while voters over 65 years old are opposed 61 – 34 percent. Men back recreational marijuana 54 – 42 percent, with women divided 49 – 48 percent.

About half of Connecticut voters, 47 percent, admit trying marijuana.

Read the full Q Poll results here: ct05122014_k89ftrv

Frank Juliano