Majority of Massachusetts Voters Oppose Legalizing Marijuana

Majority of Massachusetts Voters Oppose Legalizing Marijuana

A new poll has revealed that a slight majority of Massachusetts residents oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana, as reported by The Boston Globe. Conducted by Gravis Marketing, the poll was commissioned by the conservative political action committee Jobs First.

The poll surveyed 901 registered voters using instant voice recognition to conduct the survey and has a 3.3 percent margin of error.

Approximately 51 percent of respondents said that they would vote against Question 4, a ballot initiative legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts, when they go to the polls in November. Only 41 percent said that they would vote in favor of the measure, with approximately nine percent of respondents still undecided.

If passed, Question 4 would allow those 21 years and older to carry up to one ounce of marijuana, keep up to 10 ounces of marijuana in the home, and grow up to six marijuana plants for personal use.

William Sumner, a freelance writer and marijuana journalist, was a staff writer for MJINews from May 2014 through February 2018. You can follow him on Twitter @W_Sumner.

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