With Texas being one of the most conservative states in America you might guess that the support for legalizing marijuana would be very low. Well just the opposite was discovered in a recent poll put together by Texas Lyceum.
The Daily Caller reports:
Support for marijuana legalization has enjoyed a massive boost in one the country’s most conservative states.
According to a Texas Lyceum Poll, 46 percent of Texans support legalizing cannabis – a substantial increase from just a third four years ago. Public opinion in the state is still marginally opposed to a more relaxed policy on pot, with 50 percent against full legalization.
But even among those who weren’t in favor of Colorado-style medical and recreational policy, 57 percent supported lighter punishments and effective decriminalization for those caught with under an ounce of pot, compared to 39 percent who favored the status quo.
Taking into account those who favored legalization and decriminalization, just 19.5 percent of adult Texans wanted to retain full prohibition, according to the poll’s executive summary.