Poll: Recreational, medical pot use OK in Conn.

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HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — More than half of Connecticut voters give thumbs up to the recreational use of marijuana in the state, a Quinnipiac University poll finds.

The poll released Monday says 52 percent of voters support ‘allowing adults in Connecticut to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use.’ 45 percent oppose.

The poll of 1,668 registered voters also shows voters believe alcohol is more harmful to a person’s health than marijuana. And by a massive 90 – percent, voters support medical use of marijuana.

“While 90 percent support the current law allowing medical marijuana, support drops to 69 percent who would want a medical marijuana dispensary in their town,” QU poll Director Douglas Schwartz said in a statement.

Other poll results:

  • 56 percent of voters support Connecticut’s strict new gun laws.
  • 82 percent support using metal detectors at schools.
  • 49 percent support having an armed guard in schools.
  • Voters support the death penalty 58-36 percent. Connecticut eliminated the death sentence in 2012.
  • 72 percent support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017.

The poll was conducted the first week of May, and has a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points

More info: quinnipiac.edu

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