Public opinion supports RI compassion centers, marijuana decriminalization
The results were pretty supportive. Of the more than 700 registered voters surveyed, 70% said Governor Lincoln Chafee should lift his hold on the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries and 49% said they’d view the governor “more favorably” if he did.
For everyone out there that likes to parse the numbers, here’s the break down by gender-
But the survey didn’t just ask about medical marijuana. It also asked about a proposal to decriminalize the drug, changing the punishment for possession from up to a year in prison to a fine for folks that have less than an ounce for personal use. The support here drops a little, but a majority still approve of the proposal.
Want to dig into all of the questions and cross tabs yourself? Check it out here.