For the third time this year, a new poll shows a majority of Missouri voters are still in favor of marijuana legalization, reports Greenway Magazine.
New data released on Monday shows high approval numbers for adult-use Cannabis in the state.
The poll, conducted by SurveyUSA for GRAY Television’s Missouri stations, shows voter support for marijuana legalization at 62%.
In fact, all three polls completed by SurveyUSA this year have returned similar results. Each poll shows variances, but the key number in each has been 62%.
Just 22% Of Missouri Voters Oppose Legalization
Fewer than one in four voters surveyed — just 22% — oppose legalizing Cannabis, with 16% not yet certain how they would vote.
The poll found the measure passes by double digits among all the demographic groups, reports KFVS 12.
That includes majorities across all political affiliations: Democrats (77 percent), independents (57 percent) and even Republicans (54 percent). There’s also majority support among each age demographic surveyed, except for those 65 and up. But even among the oldsters, there’s still a plurality (45 percent) in favor of the initiative.
SurveyUSA interviewed 1,000 Missouri adults online between Sept. 14 and Sept. 18, 2022. Of those, 830 respondents were identified as registered voters and were polled.
“Amendment 3 Will Pass”
“Amendment 3 will pass because Missourians of all political persuasions want to see the Show Me State legalize marijuana and automatically expunge past, nonviolent cannabis offenses,” Legal Missouri 2022 campaign Manager John Payne said. “This grassroots support is precisely why out of more than 90 ballot measures and referendums filed this in Missouri this cycle, the campaign to legalize and expunge is the only one with enough support to make the ballot.”
“We continue to see an outpouring of support to make Missouri the very first state in the country to legalize marijuana while at the same time automatically expunging past, nonviolent cannabis offenses by a vote of the people,” Payne said. “Missourians are excited to go to the polls in November and enthusiastically support Amendment 3, which will bring millions in revenue to Missouri annually, while allowing law enforcement to focus on fighting violent and serious crime.”