Surprisingly High Percentage of Connecticut Residents Support Marijuana Legalization

A new Sacred Heart University poll conducted between Oct. 3-12 is shedding light on where Connecticut residents stand on a wide range of topics including marijuana reform, and the results may surprise many.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been embroiled in a debate over the state’s budget in recent months, leading researchers of the poll to address the financial concerns of residents. As it turns out, a clear majority of the state agreed on one traditionally polarizing topic: the legalization of marijuana for adults.

On the topic of ending marijuana prohibition and creating an entirely new revenue stream for the seemingly strapped state, 70.6 percent of people surveyed either “strongly or somewhat support” the idea. contacted Michael Vigeant, CEO of Great Blue Research, the research organization partnering with Sacred Heart on the polls to gain insight into the questioning of the survey.

Vigeant said the state’s budget crisis inspired writers of the survey to look at what the real solutions could be and then pose those questions to residents. “The context of the questions was, essentially, ‘How do we get out of this? Here are your…

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