A new survey show most voters living in state where adult-use cannabis is legal say the policy change has been successful, a poll conducted by YouGov.
The survey was conducted among people in Michigan, Massachusetts, Main, Illinois, Colorado and California. They were asked if they viewed their state’s adult-use legalization as either a success or failure.
A majority of those surveyed in every state called marijuana legalization successful. Only respondents in Maine disagreed. Two-thirds of respondents in five states said cannabis legalization has been a success. Those five states were Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
“This polling data reaffirms that most voters do not experience ‘buyer’s remorse’ following marijuana legalization,” NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. “In the minds of most Americans, adult-use marijuana regulations are operating as voters intended and in a way that is consistent with their expectations.”
In Main, although voters approved adult-use in 2016, the state’s lawmakers and regulators have yet to fully implement the law.
The poll’s findings are consistent with with similar surveys done in California and Washington where a majority of voters said they felt positive about their state’s reforms following legalization.
Across the country, 55 percent of US adults say cannabis legalization has been either fully, or mostly successful where it has been implemented.