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- In the poll, 60% of Texas voters said they support some level of legalization of marijuana for recreational use.
Only 13% of voters said marijuana shouldn't be legal in any form, according to a survey released Friday by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune.
Of those surveyed, 27% said pot should be legal for medical purposes, while 31% believe small amounts should be legal for any type of use and another 29% believe any amount should be legal for any purpose.
Let's do the math: 60% of those polled think weed should be legal for some level of recreational use in the state.
Those findings appear to contradict the slow movement of cannabis reform in the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature. While 18 states have now legalized weed, Lone Star State lawmakers passed only a minor expansion of the state's compassionate use program during the recent session.
Support for some form of legalization is wide across party lines, according to the UT/Tribune poll, but its highest level of support is with voters between 18 and 29. Only 4% of that group are in favor of marijuana being outlawed under any situation, while 51% said weed should be legal in any amount for any reason.
The poll surveyed 1,200 registered voters via the Internet from June 10-21.