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Big Majority Of Connecticut Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Finds

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Voters in Connecticut overwhelmingly support legalizing marijuana, a new Quinnipiac University survey shows.

Overall, support for ending cannabis prohibition clocks in at 59 percent for to 36 percent against.

There is majority support for legalization in nearly every demographic, including Democrats, Republicans, independents, men, women, whites and nonwhites. Only people over 65 years of age are in opposition.

Outgoing Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) does not support legalization, but Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ned Lamont does. Republican candidate Bob Stefanowski says more research is needed before the state ends cannabis prohibition.

Lamont leads Sefanowski 53 percent to 37 percent in the new survey.

The Connecticut polling results are similar to those of other surveys released this week that found strong majority voter support for legalizing marijuana in New Jersey and Wisconsin.

New Jersey Voters Strongly Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Finds

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Tom Angell is the editor of Marijuana Moment. A 20-year veteran in the cannabis law reform movement, he covers the policy and politics of marijuana. Separately, he founded the nonprofit Marijuana Majority. Previously he reported for Marijuana.com and MassRoots, and handled media relations and campaigns for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

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