Even Wyoming Voters Want to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

As polls continue to show record amounts of support for marijuana legalization, it's becoming clear that even conservative voters want marijuana legalized. And you can just look at the state of Wyoming as proof.

A new poll found that 49 percent of Wyoming residents support legalizing recreational marijuana. To put that in perspective, just four years ago only 37 percent said the same. So in one electoral cycle, marijuana legalization has gained 12 percent support in Wyoming. The same poll found that 86 percent of Wyoming residents support medical marijuana legalization.

Wyoming is one of the few states that has neither recreational nor medical marijuana legalized. And despite this recent poll, several politicians said that people shouldn't expect it in the near future. One politician told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that they don't think there's enough support in the legislature to get a bill passed.

So if Wyoming wants marijuana to be legalized, they'll likely have to do so through ballot initiative.

This poll is also good news for the North Dakota ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana next month. Wyoming and North Dakota have similar demographics and politics, so a poll showing support for marijuana legalization in the former means it's probably true in the latter as well.

How weird that states like Wyoming and North Dakota could possibly have marijuana legalization before New York.

(h/t Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

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