Poll: For the first time majority of Californians support marijuana legalization
A field poll commissioned by Oaksterdam University between March 16th and March 21st shows for the first time a majority of California voters are in favor of taxing and regulating adult cannabis consumption similar to alcohol. 54% of those polled believed cannabis should be legal for adults while 39% are opposed and 7% are undecided.
A majority of voters indicated they would vote for a measure to allow cities and counties the option to tax and regulate cannabis and make adult cannabis consumption legal (53% Support/41% Do Not Support/7% Undecided) The economic benefits of taxing cannabis persuaded many voters to support the proposed ballot initiative.
58% of California voters believe regulations for cannabis should be the same or less strict than those for alcohol.
The Same as Alcohol – 50%
More Strict Than Alcohol – 40%
Less Strict Than Alcohol – 8%
Undecided – 2%
Polls were conducted from 600 California voters by EMC research.