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.