Drug Law

Vast Majority of Connecticut Voters Want Legal Pot

| by NORML
By "CannaBob"

New England may be the new center for legalization in 2012.  With States like Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut all seriously looking at legalization, New England is right up there with the efforts of California, Oregon, Washington.  Get your tickets people, the legalization train is rolling on!

NBC Connecticut voters think marijuana should be legal in small amount, that doctors should be able to prescribe marijuana for medical purposes and alcohol sales on Sundays should be allowed.

The Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday shows that 79 percent of Connecticut voters support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana for medical purposes and 65 percent support decriminalizing possession of small amounts.

No group is opposed to legalizing marijuana possession, but the highest levels of support come from Democrats (70 percent versus 53 percent of Republicans) and voters 18 to 34 years old (70 percent versus 58 percent of voters over 65 years old.)

Support to buy liquor on Sunday is 66 percent, with 31 percent opposed, but most voters oppose allowing groceries to sell wine or hard liquor, 50 percent to 43 percent.