67% Louisiana voters support marijuana legalization
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 31 March, 2021
There is no doubt that marijuana is a plant that is gradually gaining more support, as evidenced in Louisiana, a state where, according to a survey, more than half of the voters support its legalization.
The survey conducted by JMC Enterprises among 1,160 people showed that 67% of those surveyed are in favor of legalizing cannabis for both medicinal and recreational purposes.
The results of this research show a greater support for the use of this plant (13%) compared to last year, since in 2020 a survey indicated that the percentage of people in favor of cannabis legalization was 54%.
In this survey, which was carried out between March 22 and 23, 16% of the participants expressed that they prefer that only cannabis be legal for medicinal purposes, while 8% said that both uses of the plant should not be allowed.
On the other hand, the survey also asked voters about a policy in which “instead of criminal penalties for marijuana possession, they only had to pay a fine.”
The result reflected that about half of respondents prefer full legalization of marijuana over the decriminalization model, while 27% said they would favor eliminating criminal penalties for possession rather than enacting legalization.
Recreational cannabis in Louisiana is not permitted. As for medical cannabis, current law states that patients can only access a limited selection of marijuana-derived products. According to the survey, 75% of voters believe this should be expanded to give them access to the entire plant.