The Granite State Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, has found that 62% of New Hampshire residents support the legalization and regulation of adult cannabis use. Unfortunately, legislative efforts to legalize cannabis were recently shut down in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
Results indicated that 41% were strongly in favor of legalization and 21% were somewhat in favor; only 30% were opposed, and 8% were unsure or had no opinion.
Additionally, if a legalization law were to pass in New Hampshire, a 72% majority of residents would support having a regulatory system for the taxed distribution of cannabis (52% strongly, 20% somewhat). Only 24% disapprove of this idea (18% strongly, 6% somewhat), with 1% neutral and 3% unsure.
Interestingly, it appears that regularly attending church in New Hampshire correlates heavily with prohibitionist ideals:
Support for recreational marijuana legalization is strongest among younger adults (81% support), liberals (76%), those who never attend church (76%), and Democrats (70%). Opposition is strongest among regular churchgoers (63% oppose), older residents (47%), and conservatives (45%).
Poll results also indicated that rampant drug abuse was most frequently considered the biggest problem facing New Hampshire, with 40% of poll respondents agreeing so. Other issues New Hampshire residents are most concerned by are the economy, education, health care, taxes and the state budget.
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