New Poll Shows State is Abuzz with Support for Cannabis Reform

A new poll from Goucher College found that 60% of Marylanders support the legalization of recreational cannabis.

Goucher College, renowned for its statewide polling on politics and hot topics, published its latest polling data today. For the last few years, the poll, which gauges Marylanders on a variety of issues, has included a line of questioning on public attitude about recreational cannabis use.

Source: Goucher College Poll, October 26, 2021

From reporting by The Baltimore Sun:

Sixty percent of those surveyed by the Goucher Poll support legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use. That’s down from 67% support in the last Goucher College Poll in March.

Overall, however, support for legalization has ticked up over the years. In 2014, just 50% of Marylanders questioned by the Goucher Poll were in favor of legalization

The data comes as legislative leadership consider a variety of policy reform options to bring legal recreational marijuana to the state.

At the MACo Winter Conference session, “Cannabis Policy Reform: Getting into the Weeds,” attendees will learn about the potential avenues for reform in Maryland and how counties might be impacted.

The 2021 MACo Winter Conference, “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today,” will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD from December 8-10.

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