In three key swing states – Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania – marijuana legalization is more popular than all the current potential 2016 presidential candidates, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University last month.
Results from the survey reveal that over 80% of adults in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania support medical marijuana legalization. 55% of Floridians, 51% of Pennsylvanians, and 52% of Ohioans also support legalizing small amounts of marijuana for adult recreational use, similar to the marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington.
These numbers point towards two facts: the continued and rapidly growing support for marijuana legalization, and voters’ doubtfulness surrounding the current presidential candidates for 2016.
Rand Paul is the only candidate so far to take a stand as pro-marijuana. His viewpoints on the issue are from the standpoint of criminal justice reform and fiscal responsibility.