By significant margins, Republican voters in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire say that states should be able to carry out their own marijuana laws without federal interference. Sixty-four percent of GOP voters in Iowa say that states should be able to carry out their own laws, versus only 21 percent who say that the federal government should arrest and prosecute people who are following state marijuana laws.
In New Hampshire, that margin is even slightly higher with 67 percent of GOP voters saying the feds should stay out.
These numbers come from recent surveys conducted by Public Policy Polling and commissioned by reform group Marijuana Majority. They come as some GOP candidates like Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) have stepped up their anti-marijuana rhetoric in recent weeks. [Read more at The Washington Post]