A new survey by Public Policy Polling and commissioned by the Marijuana Majority revealed that Republican respondents believe that states should be able to reform their marijuana laws without the feds causing issues.
A solid majority, 64 and 67 percent of Republican respondents in Iowa and New Hampshire, respectively, believe that “states should be able to carry out their own marijuana laws without federal interference.”
The survey found that Democrats supported state marijuana reform at 80 percent in Iowa and 77 percent in New Hampshire, while respondents overall were at 70 percent in Iowa and 73 percent in New Hampshire.
“Our poll shows that across party lines, and regardless of personal support for legalization, the vast majority of voters simply want the feds to get out of the way and let states implement their own reforms without harassment,” noted a Marijuana Majority representative.
A Marijuana Majority also stated: “These results clearly show that it’s just bad politics for presidential candidates to go around saying they’d send in the DEA to arrest growers, sellers and users in states where marijuana is legal. Whereas supporting legalization used to be seen as a dangerous third rail of politics, it’s now mainstream and in many cases is much more popular with voters than most elected officials are. Blocking legalization is the big political loser these days.”