People overwhelmingly want marijuana to be legal in the Garden State, a new poll finds.
New Jersey voters support ending cannabis prohibition by a margin of 59 percent to 37 percent in Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday.
The poll also found that voters tend to think alcohol is more harmful than cannabis.
Only 10 percent said marijuana is the more dangerous substance, while 39 percent said it is less harmful than alcohol. Another 48 percent said the two are equally dangerous.
On the question of legalization, the survey found majority support among every demographic except for Republicans and people over 65 years of age.
The survey was released on the same day that Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on legalization, released a budget proposal that relies on cannabis tax revenue to fund the state’s programs.