According to a recent poll, two out of three Texans second cannabis authorization to boost financial support for the state’s K-12 education.
The survey involved interviewing 1034 adult Texans and evaluating public view on a broad scope of education-associated concerns. One query posed whether Texas adults oppose or back using proceeds from marijuana decriminalization to offer extra funding for K-12 public institutions in Texas.
64% of the respondents admitted that they second the proposal while 35% opposed it, which is the same support percentage as for alcoholic drinks percentage.
When collecting responses from parents of K-12 students, 64% of them also support apportioning cannabis revenue for education.
Nearly half of conservatives and Republicans 66% of moderates,71% of independents and over 75% of liberals and democrats asserted that the support the proposal.
Generally, more Texans second funding education through decriminalization compared to other sources of revenue such as attaching additional tax on sugary beverages, increasing taxes on motor vehicles or hotel occupancy or raising the sales tax.
The only alternatives that received more backup than cannabis legalization was licensing casino wagering, attaching a vaping tax and raising tobacco taxes.
Heather Fazio, the state’s director for Responsible Marijuana Policy, said that the recent poll outcomes reaffirm what most Texans have known for long; state residents are ready for cannabis authorization.
She added that as the state moves ahead, it’s important to balance Texas’ need to generate returns with the need to eradicate the underground market.
Fazio further said that reasonable regulation and sensible tax rates will give the state the best shot at fostering the budding cannabis market, disempowering cartels and safeguarding consumers.
Several states that have implemented legalization have allocated marijuana tax proceeds for education. According to an evaluation launched in 2020, Texas has the potential to raise a lot of revenue that would serve that purpose if it’s implemented.