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New Quinnipiac Poll: 53 Percent of Ohio’s Voters Support Marijuana Legalization

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Despite the fact that Gov. John Kasich was recently called out for being the “Biggest Buzzkill” in the GOP by the Daily Beast, based on his opposition to marijuana legalization in the state of Ohio. A recent Quinnipiac University (QU) poll has discovered 53% of Ohio’s voters are in complete support of legalizing recreational marijuana in the Buckeye State. Leaving the 2016 presidential candidate on the wrong side of this critical issue.

While that may be bad news for the current governors presidential aspirations, the results from the new poll smells like sweet news for supporters of Ohio’s Issue 3.

Issue 3 is an initiative that was originally proposed by ResponsibleOhio; if passed by voters on November 3rd, it would legalize recreational marijuana consumption for those adults over the age of 21 in the state of Ohio.

According to the results of this most recent poll, a paltry 44% of Ohio’s voters believe in keeping marijuana illegal substance. View results below:

Quinnipiac University Poll: "Florida voters support legalizing personal marijuana use 51 - 45 percent"

Quinnipiac University Poll: “Florida voters support legalizing personal marijuana use 51 – 45 percent”

While the poll was lacking any mention of Issue 3 specifically, the QU poll clearly demonstrated that the legalization initiative is seemingly high on the majority of many Ohio constituents “Yes” list.

While Peter A. Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, believes this is an age-related issue, “Not surprisingly, support for the change is linked to age, with younger voters more likely to see personal use of pot as a good thing,” most voters view it as a salvaging of their personal and civil liberties.

Provided liberty (and legalization) wins on November 3, Issue 3 would legalize the personal possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana, and would allow for state sanctioned distribution throughout Ohio for those adults over the age of 21.

As the national pendulum for marijuana reform swings hard in favor legalization, candidates like Ohio’s Gov. Kasich, who oppose marijuana reform, have shown themselves to be seriously out of touch with their potential constituents burning desires – marijuana legalization.

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