A new poll shows that voters in Louisiana are more open to legalizing and taxing marijuana than they are now for cigarettes and alcohol. According to a new poll by the Louisiana State University polling institute, more than two-thirds of Louisiana voters support expanding access to medical marijuana, which has been available in Louisiana for some time. "But it's not enough", they say, and "access needs to be expanded to accommodate more residents".
More than two-thirds of voters in Louisiana and other states want to legalize cannabis for recreational use.
It shows that overall support for legalization has risen from last year's survey to 67% the year before. At the same time, the percentage of Louisiana residents who believe that the use or possession of marijuana should be illegal fell by six points. Given that medical marijuana has only recently become available. Couvillon also asked attendees if they would support political candidates who want to relax Louisiana's marijuana laws "this has facilitated the change of heart", said pollster John Cou, a political science professor at Louisiana State University.
"Almost two-thirds (65%) said they would support recreational cannabis, and some saw it as a chance to take a new path that had never been taken before".