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420 with CNW — Republican Research Company Publishes Poll Showing Countrywide Support for Cannabis Legalization

A new poll has found that the majority of voters in America are in favor of cannabis being legalized in all states. The poll conducted by the Tarrance Group involved interviews with about one thousand voters. The interviews were carried out Jan. 3–4, 2024.

The poll determined that 57% of those who responded support nationwide legalization of marijuana. Of this number, 35% admitted to strongly supporting the change in policy. It also found that roughly 55% of GOP voters aged 55 and below supported the legalization of marijuana. In addition, 74% of Democrats aged 55 and below also admitted to supporting the drug’s legalization in all states. Among independent voters, 56% stated that they were in favor of countrywide legalization of marijuana.

It should be noted that various measures have been introduced in Congress that would allow states to make their own decisions concerning marijuana while putting an end to the federal criminalization of the drug.

In an interview, U.S. Cannabis Council’s Josh Glasstetter stated that the survey’s results demonstrated that bipartisan support for the federal legalization of marijuana was growing and a generational shift on marijuana was underway. He then noted that during this year’s election, younger voters who strongly supported legalization would be sought after.

Overall, 67% of voters 18 to 44 years of age say they support a countrywide model to legalize marijuana. This is significantly higher than 57% of those aged 45 to 64 and 47% of those aged 65 and older.

Poll results noted that 68% of President Joseph Biden supporters also favor the reform with 48% of GOP members who support Donald Trump sharing these sentiments. With regard to undecided voters, 50% also support the change in policy.

This poll’s results are similar to those from a separate 2023 survey, which determined that support for ending the federal prohibition of cannabis had hit a new high nationally, with 7 in every 10 Americans supporting the reform. A different survey by Lake Research Partners also found that President Biden stood to make great political gains if cannabis was rescheduled under his administrative directive.

The survey was commissioned by the Coalition for Cannabis Scheduling Reform. The survey comes after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services completed its scientific review in 2023 and gave its recommendation that marijuana be rescheduled. Despite this recommendation, the matter can only be decided by the DEA.

The drug’s rescheduling may not completely phase out the illicit market, however, Another poll found that nearly one-third of cannabis consumers would return to the illicit market if the drug was rescheduled and then made available solely as an approved prescription drug under the FDA.

The evolving regulatory landscape in the United States is being closely watched by companies such as TerrAscend Corp. (TSX: TSND) (OTCQX: TSNDF) so that these companies can quickly ascertain how any changes made could impact their operations.

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