Wyoming Residents Not Ready for Marijuana Legalization

Even though recreational marijuana has been legal for over two years for their neighbors to the south the people of Wyoming continue to oppose legalizing in their own state.

According to a new University of Wyoming poll, 35 percent of Wyoming residents support legalizing the personal use of marijuana for adults and 60 percent oppose. Support for legalization has grown 13 points since 2000 when the University’s previous poll found only 23 percent approved of legalizing marijuana.

The poll result isn’t too surprising given that given that Wyoming is the most conservative state in the country and will probably be one of the last states to embrace legalization.

While the people of Wyoming aren’t ready to support full legalization, they still want significant changes made to their current marijuana laws. According to the poll, 72 percent support allowing medical marijuana in their state. It also found that 62 percent believe that the penalty for simple marijuana shouldn’t include possible jail time.

Jon Walker is the author of After Legalization: Understanding the future of marijuana policy on sale for just $0.99

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