Majority of Missourians Support Legalizing Marijuana 3-25-13
Majority Of Missourians Support Legalizing Marijuana
March 25, 2013 Ending Marijuana Prohibition
SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI – 03/25/2013 – On Monday, Show-Me #$%$ Regulation released polling data showing that a majority of Missourians support legalizing, taxing, and regulating marijuana like alcohol. The poll, conducted by DHM Research, surveyed 500 likely 2014 Missouri voters. Participants were asked if they would support a ballot measure nearly identical to the one that Show-Me #$%$ Regulation attempted to place on the ballot in 2012.
50 percent of respondents supported such a measure, 45 percent opposed it, and five percent were undecided. After the initial test, participants heard more details about the proposal and were presented with an equal number of statements of support and opposition. This process increased support for the proposal to 54 percent.
These results are consistent with many other recent polls on the subject. In October 2011, Gallup found that just over 50 percent of Americans supported legalizing marijuana, with 54 percent support for the idea in the Midwest. A May 2012 poll by Rasmussen Reports showed 56 percent of voters nationwide in favor of legalizing and regulating marijuana. Finally, a Public Policy Polling survey from December 2012 — a month after voters in Colorado and Washington approved legalization ballot initiatives — found 58 percent of Americans think marijuana should be made legal. These polls indicate a strong and rapidly growing level of support for legalization.
“This poll confirms that support for legalizing and regulating #$%$ like alcohol continues to grow, and that is just as true in Missouri as it has been in Colorado,” said John Payne, executive director of Show-Me #$%$ Regulation. “As people learn more about the issue, they are more likely to see that p