Wyoming Survey Shows Low Support For Recreational Marijuana

marijuana-leaf-300Wyoming residents have mixed opinions on the use of marijuana, according to a recent University of Wyoming survey.  35% of those surveyed support personal use of marijuana by adults and 60% opposed. At the same time, 72% of Wyoming residents support adult use of marijuana if prescribed by a physician, while only 25% oppose.  Although recreational marijuana use passed in Colorado and Washington state, Jim King the UW professor of political science and a co-director of the survey, says, “It appears that a similar movement in Wyoming would be unsuccessful.”  Although Wyoming residents do not support legalization of marijuana for personal use, they accept reduced penalties for those apprehended in possession of marijuana. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed, believe the penalty for marijuana possession should not include time in jail; 32% support jail sentences.  The statewide telephone survey of 768 Wyoming residents was conducted in October by UW’s Survey Research Center and has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

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