PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A majority of Rhode Islanders support regulating marijuana similar to alcohol, according to a poll commissioned by marijuana legalization advocates Monday.
In the poll of 762 Rhode Island voters, 57 percent said they would support legalizing and taxing marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol, like laws in Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska, a news release from the Regulate Rhode Island lobbying group said Monday.
The poll was conducted for Regulate Rhode Island by Raleigh, N.C.-based Public Policy Polling.
Regulate Rhode Island is pushing for passage of bills sponsored by Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, and Rep. Scott Slater, D-Providence, in the Rhode Island General Assembly that would allow recreational use of marijuana for people at least 21 years old and establish a framework to tax it. [Read more at The Providence Journal]