While New Jersey legislators continue to debate the merits and practicalities of legalizing adult use recreational cannabis, a recent poll indicates that New Jerseyans have made up their minds: 58% of state residents favor legalization, whereas only 37% oppose.
The poll also addresses two key issues associated with cannabis reform:
1) 64% of New Jerseyans believe not only that regulation and taxation of cannabis would be a boon for the state’s economy, but also would not be bothered if a dispensary opened in their town; and
2) 45% of New Jerseyans believe that cannabis is less harmful than alcohol, as opposed to merely 12% of New Jerseyans who disagree.
Polls like this have the potential to influence the negotiations and deliberations taking place in Trenton. This blog will continue to check with new developments as the push for legal adult use cannabis continues.
Alex concentrates his practice on business litigation and counseling. Alex is the author of the New Jersey Cannabis Counsel blog where he tracks and analyzes developments in New Jersey’s efforts to legalize recreational cannabis and the potential impact on cannabis businesses in New Jersey. Alex is also a member of the New Jersey Cannabusiness Association.