Based on a poll released on Tuesday, Wyoming voters support marijuana legalization, and the bold supermajorities support modest policies such as permitting medical MJ or minimizing punishments for possession.
In the recent survey carried out by Wyoming University, 54% of state occupants want to legalize marijuana possession in adults for private use. This is an improvement from 34% in 2014 and 49% during 2018.
The younger populace in the poll supported legalization in significantly huge numbers. More men backed the change than women.
The university asserted that in the case of authorizing medical cannabis, 85% of Wyomingites support it and the support stays high irrespective of the age group.
In a disparate question posed on whether folks agree that ‘people shouldn’t be incarcerated for minor-level marijuana offenses.’ 75% of the residents support the change to decriminalize possession of small cannabis amounts.
Wyoming’s neighbours ( South Dakota and Montana) were part of numerous states that accented cannabis authorization ballot measures in November.
According to Brian Harnisch’s (the university’s top research scientist) press release statement, with the change of regulations regarding marijuana decriminalization and legalization across the U.S., particularly in neighbouring states, Wyoming’s shift in attitude is not surprising.
Legalization activists said that the results of the survey indicate the opportunity to implement MJ reforms in Wyoming in the following two years.
Matthew Schweich, Deputy Director for the Marijuana Policy Project, said that the poll backs what he already expected, that a Wyoming MJ legalization ballot bill may be feasible come 2022.
He added that he hopes the lawmakers will scrupulously consider legalizing Cannabis in 2021. They can amend the elements of the policy.
The survey was held from 8th to 29th October prior to the Election Day marijuana victories. It involved 614 participants, and its error margin is approximately plus/minus 4.0 points of percentage.