Delaware Legalization on the Brain with New Poll in Favour and Plans for 2017 Legislation

Article by Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist


The movement for marijuana legalization could be gaining steam in Delaware.

A state lawmaker has pledged to introduce a bill legalizing the adult use of cannabis, and a recent University of Delaware poll shows that 61 percent of residents surveyed support legalization, according to recent reports from the Delaware State News and The Wilmington News Journal.

The university’s Center for Political Communication poll, which had a representative sample of 900 people, measured responses to a variety of topics such as minimum wage, capital punishment and “electoral impropriety.” As 61 percent of those surveyed favored marijuana legalization, 35 percent opposed such a move and another 4 percent were undecided, according to the survey results provided to The Cannabist.

The survey, which was conducted Sept. 16-28 by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, consisted of 900 phone interviews — 450 landline and 450 cell phone — and was weighted to adjust for known demographic discrepancies. The weighted data have a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.

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