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Voter Support for Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Jumps to 55 Percent

A new poll from Boston public radio station WBUR finds support for the legalization of marijuana is up among likely Massachusetts voters. In Rhode Island, recreational use advocates have pushed for a similar measure. However some local lawmakers say they will wait to see what happens in the Bay State before taking up the issue.

Fifty-five percent of likely Massachusetts voters now say they favor allowing adults to use recreational marijuana, which is the subject of Question 4.

When WBUR last polled on legalizing marijuana, last month, the gap was narrower, with 50 percent in favor and 45 percent opposed. That 5-point gap has now grown to 15 points, with 55 percent in favor and 40 percent opposed.

“This one follows a long string of polls which shows the marijuana question with the ‘yes’ side leading by somewhere between the mid-single digits and the mid-double digits,” said Steve Koczela, president of the MassINC Polling Group, which conducted the survey for WBUR. [Read more at Rhode Island Public Radio]

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