Poll: Most Michigan voters oppose legalizing recreational pot
Michigan voters aren’t yet ready to support legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, according to a new survey.
The poll found that 51.2% of Michigan voters oppose recreational pot, while 41.8% support it.
That comes six years after voters overwhelmingly supported medicinal marijuana.
But there is good news for proponents of legalization: 59.8% of people ages 18 to 29 support recreational pot. In that age group, just 39.4% oppose legalization.
By contrast, 64.5% of voters ages 65 years and older oppose legalization.
The Detroit News/WDIV-TOV had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
To date, two states have legalized pot for recreational use – Colorado and Washington, where voters approved the change in 2012. Voters in California and Oregon struck down legalization efforts at the poll.
Pot remains illegal on the federal level.