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Michigan: Majority Of Voters Support Alternatives To Marijuana Prohibition

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Michigan: Majority Of Voters Support Alternatives To Marijuana Prohibition

Lansing: A majority of Michigan voters endorse legalizing marijuana and having its sales regulated by state or local governments, according to statewide polling data commissioned by Michigan Public Radio and released last week.

Fifty-six percent of respondents backed some form of legalizing cannabis. Of these, 27 percent endorsed a proposal to allow for both the commercial production and home cultivation of the plant. Twenty-one percent endorsed state-imposed regulations but opposed home cultivation. Eight percent supported legalization but endorsed local controls, not state controls, in regard to how the plant ought to be regulated.

Forty percent of respondents said, "Recreational marijuana use should not be legalized in Michigan."

The poll possesses a margin of error of +/- 4 percent.

Previous statewide polls from 2013 and this past spring also show majority support for ending marijuana prohibition.

Michigan is one of several states where advocates are considering 2016 ballot initiatives to regulate the adult use of cannabis.

For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director, at (202) 483-5500.