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Ending Marijuana Prohibition

Poll: More Than Six In Ten Connecticut Voters Support Marijuana Legalization

connecticut medical marijuana testimonyBy Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

More than six out of ten Connecticut voters favor legalizing marijuana use by adults, according to statewide polling conducted by Quinnipiac University.

Sixty-three percent of respondents said that they favored permitting adults to legally possess personal use quantities of cannabis. Only 34 percent of voters opposed this idea.

Legislation, House Bill 6703, is presently pending in the state, “to allow marijuana use for persons twenty-one years of age and older, and to regulate the sale, possession, use and growth of marijuana.” Connecticut residents can contact their lawmakers in support of this measure here.

State voters, by an overwhelming 82 percent to 15 percent margin, also support eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for offenses involving the possession of small amounts of illegal drugs, and allowing judges to decide sentences on a case by case basis.

The Quinnipiac University poll possesses a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points.

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  • David

    New Hampshire has about the same level of majority support. But, their Democratic Governor is blocking reform. Keep writing your State Representatives.

  • Jean Anne Lewis

    Best Of Luck, Connecticut! :-)

  • khh

    Looks like Connecticut has a shot at being the first to legalize via the legislature. Do it!

  • Nathaniel

    We would have so many more legalized states by now if there was a ballot initiative process in place in every state. The Republic is not exactly working as intended, in a wealth of areas, and needs a constituent check and balance to rectify that problem.
    The lovely citizens of Connecticut will find out just how well represented they are if this bill does not find its way on to the floor for a vote.

  • john

    why is it that all the freezing cold miserable to live in states are for legalizing the awesomeness while here in the perfect to grow your own south we cant seem to get people to go vote for anything more than racist governors who are health care scam artists??? just my thoughts for the day
    John Player…..

    • HellNo

      I hear you brother, I’ve never been to a legal pot shop. All we Texas boys really want is the right to grow our own without fear of prosecution.