Strong support for legalized marijuana, less for mandatory health care coverage, and mixed reviews on the CCC. This is an early April number and 40% of respondents think legalization has had a positive impact on the state.
That’s the single largest segment of the electorate, 10% higher than negative impact and when combined with those who see no impact that’s 70% to 30% for the roll out to date. Not bad, and likely to get better as reefer madness fails to materialize.
What impact do you believe the legalization of marijuana has had statewide? 4/19 Emerson state D primary
Positive impact 40%
Negative impact 30% 70%-30% no impact
No impact 30%
No state agency gets good numbers so 43% to 25% positive is probably as good a place as any to benchmark this crew. Let’s see what it looks like in six months, if it’s on the slide look for a call for new commissioners.
How would you rate the job the Cannabis Control Commission is doing in legalizing retail marijuana stores? 12/18 MassPOPS state general ivr N=444 (IVR) moe 5%
Excellent, they are trying to protect the public 16%
Ok, but slow because they don’t know the industry 27% 43% approve
Bummer, almost two years and still no retail store 13% 25% disapprove
Terrible, anti weed dopes making it hard 12%
Don’t know 32%
Medical coverage for medical users is heading in the right direction but needs a few more years before it’s politically ripe.
How strongly do you support a law that makes it mandatory for health insurance to cover the cost of medical marijuana?
9/18 MassPOPS state general ivr N=403 moe 5%
Very 28% Somewhat 24% 52% yes
Not Very 12% 41% no
Not at All 29%
Don’t Know/Not Sure 7%