This doesn’t mean all those voters will participate in a new legal marijuana market. The majority of respondents (57%) were not cannabis users and only 17% admitted to currently consuming the plant. Only 9% said they’d experiment with marijuana should it be legalized in the state.
Social justice was a strong component among respondents, as 68% stated all low-level marijuana criminal charges should be expunged. In addition, only 7% believe major dealers and distributors should suffer legal punishment.
According to the other co-chair of Cannabis Law at Brach Eichler, Charles X. Gormally, “The strong level of support for correcting this decades-old inequality, especially in the context of recent protests of inherent bias in law enforcement, should be well noted by our legislators who will be tasked with correcting this unfortunate consequence of the failed policy of prohibition.”
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