New Marquette Law school Poll finds 59% support for cannabis legalization in Wisconsin

Posted: January 24, 2019 by Gary Storck
Category: Politics

A new Marquette Law School poll released today finds 59% answering yes to the question, “Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal, or not?” 35% said no.

In the previous poll, released August 22, 2018, 61% said marijuana should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol with 36% opposed. The same question asked in the poll released in July 2016, which found 59% support. and 39% opposed.

Here is the breakdown on the results released today:

Marijuana legalization

Fifty-nine percent of respondents say that use of marijuana should be made legal, while 35 percent oppose legalization. When this question was last asked in September 2014, 46 percent favored legalization and 51 percent were opposed.

An alternative wording of the question produced similar results. When asked if marijuana should be “fully legalized and regulated like alcohol,” 58 percent favored legalization and 36 percent opposed.

Marquette Law School Poll, January 16-20, 2019 Crosstab Results for Registered Voters