Poll: 51 percent of Massachusetts voters oppose recreational marijuana initiative
The Cannabist- Ricardo Baca-7/20/16
A little more than half of registered voters in Massachusetts oppose the ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state, according to a new poll.
In the poll — conducted by Gravis Marketing for conservative political action committee Jobs First earlier this month — 51 percent of those contacted said they’ll vote against legal marijuana, 41 percent said they’d vote for it and nine percent were undecided, The Boston Globe reports.
Massachusetts residents in November will vote on Question 4, which would allow adults 21 and older to “possess up to an ounce of pot, keep up to 10 ounces of marijuana at home and grow up to six plants,” according to The Definitive Guide to Marijuana on the 2016 Ballot.
The poll contacted 901 registered voters; The margin of error for all respondents is plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.
The Massachusetts ballot question on retail cannabis qualified for the ballot earlier this month — a move that possibly inspired the state’s highest ranking politicians to cement their opposition to the initiative. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh helped kick off the anti-legalization Campaign For a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts earlier this month.