New Marquette Law school Poll finds 61% support for cannabis legalization in Wisconsin

Posted: August 22, 2018 by Gary Storck
Category: Legalization

A new Marquette Law School poll released today finds 61% support for regulating cannabis like alcohol in Wisconsin. The last time the poll asked the question in July 2016, the figure was 59% support.

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Sixty-one percent say marijuana should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol while 36 percent oppose legalization. When previously asked in July 2016, 59 percent supported legalization and 39 percent were opposed.

Ten issue questions were asked of half the sample. The state issues including cannabis legalization have a sample size of 411 and a margin of error of +/- 5.6 percentage points.


The poll release comes the day after 5 of 6 Wisconsin county boards approved cannabis advisory referendums for the Nov. 6 ballot. The 5 counties bring the total number of counties who will be voting on cannabis advisory referendums on Nov. 6 to 14, with Racine county still to vote Aug. 28.