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58% Favor Selling Pot in Pharmacies Only

Friday, May 18, 2012

Most voters favor the legalization of marijuana if it’s sold only by pharmacies but think such a move is unlikely to reduce use of the drug by people under 18.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters support legalization if marijuana is regulated and sold only in pharmacies. Thirty-two percent (32%) oppose legalizing marijuana even if its sales are controlled in this way. Ten percent (10%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on May 12, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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