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Poll Shows Strong Support For Marijuana Legalization In New Hampshire

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new hampshire medical marijuanaNew Hampshire is a very important state in the world of politics. Presidential candidates visit New Hampshire early and often because New Hampshire is the first primary state that can make or break a campaign. A strong showing in New Hampshire can vault a campaign into the lead, and a poor showing in New Hampshire can put the writing on the wall for some candidates. New Hampshire is overdue for marijuana legalization, proven by a recent poll which found strong support for marijuana legalization. Per IB Times:

Support for marijuana legalization and decriminalization in New Hampshire is rising, particularly among Democrats and undeclared voters, according to a poll released Thursday. The poll, by WMUR-TV in Manchester, revealed that 3 in 5 adults in the first-in-the-nation primary state favor marijuana legalization, while 72 percent support decriminalization.

The poll suggests a growing shift in support in New Hampshire for marijuana-related issues, with pot decriminalization receiving bipartisan support throughout the state. As in much of America, liberals, young adults and Democrats have the highest rates of approval for marijuana-related policy issues, while conservatives, older adults and regular churchgoers primarily oppose it.

“National polls have shown majority support for legalization for a few years now,” wrote Tom Angell, the chairman of Marijuana Majority, a pro-legalization advocacy group, in an email, “but this survey of voters in a key primary election state should be of particular interest to presidential candidates who are looking for issues that appeal to large constituencies.”

I very much agree with Tom Angell. Marijuana reform is something that every candidate should support, and such a position would obviously help any candidate who stepped up and did whats right. Publicly supporting marijuana reform used to be considered politic suicide. Those days are long gone.

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3 Comments

  1. Doc Deadhead on

    Sounds like the folks in NH will be sending fat ass Christie a message when he goes there and starts bashing pot!

  2. Go Vote! It’s time to vote for politicians that listen to the people the represent. They need to know that they are there to carry-out the people’s agenda and not theirs. Keep Pushing NH. Good luck!!

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