FDU Poll: New Jersey residents do not support full legalization of recreational marijuana

A strong majority of New Jersey residents, 68%, favor reforming the state’s law concerning marijuana use, but most, 53%, do not favor making the recreational use and sale of the drug legal, according to an FDU Public Mind Poll released this morning.

27% of the 810 NJ adults surveyed in the poll think NJ’s pot laws should stay as-is.  26% think weed use should be decriminalized.  42% favor full legalization.

Democrats (53%), men (51%) and the under 35 crowd (65%) are the strongest proponents of recreational legalization. Republicans (24%), women (34%), and those aged 60 and older (29%) are the least supportive.

57% of the respondents admitting having used marijuana in the past, but on 22% said they would purchase it should it become legal.

If pot becomes legal, 49% would be OK with having it sold in stores in their home towns.  43% would be opposed to it being sold in their town.

Posted: February 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: FDU Public Mind Poll, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “FDU Poll: New Jersey residents do not support full legalization of recreational marijuana”

  1. Dirty Hippie said at 10:05 am on February 1st, 2018:

    The times, they are a changin’.

    Thankfully, Marijuana Prohibition will end soon.

  2. Sad that said at 11:10 am on February 1st, 2018:

    with all our problems as a society we face on a daily basis, that this is such a big deal for you. Oh yeah, it’ll help you forget it all- great. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem?

  3. Stand For Equality; Kneel For Justice said at 8:30 pm on February 1st, 2018:

    Sad? I will tell you what’s sad. Blacks and whites use marijuana at the same rate. Blacks are 4 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession. That’s sad.


  4. Boo hoo. said at 9:42 am on February 2nd, 2018:

    So legalize everything so nobody gets arrested- brilliant!

  5. Monmouth Musing is FOS said at 4:22 pm on February 9th, 2018:

    This website is completely FAKE NEWS!!! This is NOT an accurate poll by any means. Art, the a-hole that runs it, is a Trump shill who pushes right wing nut job propaganda!
    Everything on this entire site is BS! They should be shut down for pushing Nazi style hate propaganda!