New Survey Underscores Strong Support For Cannabis Among NJ Voters

New Jersey is poised to join the growing number of states to legalize recreational marijuana use when voters head to the polls next month, according to a new survey out this week.

The latest Brach Eichler Cannabis Poll showed that 65 percent of likely Garden State voters either strongly or somewhat support a referendum that will appear on the New Jersey ballot to legalize pot for adults 21 and older. Twenty-nine percent said they were opposed, while six percent said they remain undecided with less than a month before Election Day.

“While we are seeing some ads regarding the referendum, there seem to be far fewer than for previous referenda,” John Fanburg, co-chair of the cannabis practice at Brach Eichler, said, as quoted by NJ.com. “We are also seeing increased awareness of the initiative in the past three weeks, meaning voters have been reading press reports or investigating the issue on their own and not relying on one-sided ads to educate themselves.”

As NJ.com noted, Brach Eichler “is a law firm that stands to benefit from legalization, and has worked with DKC Analytics to conduct four polls on the ballot question.” 

A bill introduced in the New Jersey state legislature

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