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Still, as countless towns across the state debate whether to allow dispensaries (and in many cases deciding that the answer is no), Stockton’s poll is an indication that New Jerseyans overall remain supportive of legal weed.
The poll additionally asked about cannabis consumption lounges; respondents were narrowly in favor (49%-45%) of allowing such lounges in their towns, and were similarly split (48%-45%) on lounges and cannabis-themed attractions being allowed in tourist towns.
About one-third of New Jersey adults have used marijuana or other cannabis products since recreational weed was legalized in the state a year ago, with most users happy to patronize a legal-weed dispensary, according to a Stockton University Poll released today.
The poll of 660 adult New Jersey residents also found nearly the same percentage (29%) visited a brewery in the past year and that there is strong opposition to the state’s ban on breweries selling food and to other limitations on the businesses.
A staffer with the Office of Legislative Services told Marijuana Moment in an email that “the public hearing scheduled for October, 22, 2020 at 9:30 am has been canceled” and said it was “unknown” if the event will be rescheduled.
In any case, if polling is any indication, it appears that voters are poised to pass the cannabis referendum on their ballots next month.
A survey released on Tuesday found that that 65 percent of New Jersey voters are in favor of the marijuana referendum. Just 29 percent are opposed to the policy change and six percent remain undecided.
Adult-use recreational marijuana could become legal in New Jersey if voters approve a public question on this year’s ballot.
Public Question No. 1 would legalize recreational marijuana use for adults 21 years old and older.
Legalizing marijuana was a campaign promise of Gov. Phil Murphy, but the bill fell short in Trenton several times.
Over 1 million of New Jersey’s registered voters have already cast their ballots and weighed in on the question. But New Jersey will have to wait until all the ballots are counted to see if it passes.
Citing ballot drop off, Stockton pollsters said they expected the margin to be slimmer than what their poll found. Usually found at the bottom of a ballot, the state’s three referendums are on the back side of mail-in ballots this year.
The poll found former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump 47%-45% in South Jersey, which the poll defines as including Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem Counties.
New Jersey voters support a marijuana legalization referendum that’s on their ballots by a nearly three-to-one margin, according to a new poll released on Friday.
The Stockton University Polling Institute survey found that when likely voters were asked whether they “support or oppose a constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana in New Jersey,” 66 percent were in favor, compared to 23 percent in opposition.