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The Big Map of Where We Know Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

With the recent success of marijuana legalization initiatives in Washington D.C., Oregon, and Alaska it is time to update the map showing which states have a majority of Americans supporting legalization.

The states in dark green have already voted for legalization initiatives. In the medium green states non-partisan polling found majority support for legalization. Finally, in the light green states at least one poll commissioned by a drug policy reform group found majority support for legalization. I suspect there are currently a few more states where a majority support legalization, but there are no recent polls to prove it.

[Dark Green] States where voters approved marijuana legalization initiatives

Alaska – Voters approved Question 2 in 2014

Colorado – Voters approved Amendment 64 in 2012

District of Columbia – Voters approved Measure 71 in 2014

Oregon – Voters Approved Measure 91 in 2014

Washington State – Voters approved Initiative 502 in 2012

[Medium Green] States where at least one public non-partisan poll found a majority of adults and/or voters support marijuana legalization

Arizona – 51/41 – Behavior Research Center Rocky Mountain Poll 1/16-26, 2014

California – 56/39 – Field Poll 11/14-12/5, 2013

Connecticut – 52/45 – Quinnipiac 5/1-6, 2014

Delaware – 56/36 – University of Delaware 9/10-22, 2014

Florida – 53/42 – Quinnipiac 4/23-28, 2014

Indiana – 52/45 – Hoosier Survey Ball State 10/8-21, 2013

Maryland – 51/40 – Goucher Poll 10/27-31, 2013

Massachusetts – 53/37 – Suffolk 1/29-2/3, 2014

Nevada – 54/42 – Retail Association of Nevada 9/27-29, 2013

New Hampshire – 60/36 – WMUR Granite State Poll 10/1-7, 2013

New York – 57/39 – Quinnipiac 2/6-10, 2014

Ohio – 51/44 – Quinnipiac 2/13-17, 2014

[Light Green] States where at least one poll commissioned by pro-drug policy reform found majority support for legalization, but there are no independent polls confirming the finding.

Georgia – 54/41 – PPP for Peachtree NORML and Georgia NORML 1/6-7, 2014

Hawaii – 66% yes – QMark Research for Hawaii Drug Policy Action Group 1/17-23, 2014

Louisiana – 53/37 –  PPP for ACLU of Louisiana 7/31-8/1, 2013

New Jersey – 59% yes – Lake Research Partners for Drug Policy Alliance 2013

New Mexico – 52/40 – Research & Polling, Inc for Drug Policy Alliance February, 2013

Rhode Island – 53/41 – PPP for Marijuana Policy Project 1/14-15, 2014

Texas – 58/38 – PPP for Marijuana Policy Project 9/27-29, 2013

Vermont – 57/34 – Castleton Polling Institute for Marijuana Policy Project Spring 2014

If you there are any publicly available polls I missed, please message me so I can add them.

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Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at http://pendinghorizon.com

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