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Quinnipiac poll shows New Yorkers favor legalizing recreational marijuana use

Posted: 7:20 PM, Dec 13, 2012
Updated: 2012-12-13 21:08:20-05

A new poll shows that a slight majority of New Yorkers would favor the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, a bill that would follow those of Washington and Colorado.

According to the poll, which was released Thursday: “New York State voters say 51 – 44 percent that marijuana use should be made legal in the state. Men support legalization 56 – 41 percent while women are divided 47 – 46 percent. Support is 62 – 34 percent among voters 18 to 29 years old, dropping through the age groups. Voters over 65 years old oppose legalization 56 – 37 percent, the only age group opposed.”