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Just Under 20 Percent of Texans Oppose Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization

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ALEX RAMIREZ
  • Alex Ramirez
The annual Texas Lyceum Poll confirms that more Texans are embracing marijuana reform.

The poll, conducted between Sept. 8 through 21 of 1,000 Texans by the nonpartisan Texas Lyceum group, found that 46 percent of Texans support legalizing marijuana while 50 percent oppose the move.

Of those who oppose full legalization, 57 percent support decriminalization while 39 percent would also oppose decriminalization.

"This means that among Texas adults, only 19.5% expressed opposition to both the legalization and/or the decriminalization of marijuana," the poll's executive summary states.

TEXAS LYCEUM
  • Texas Lyceum

The poll also explored immigration and found Texans feel its the most important issue facing the state. Texas Lyceum also found that Texans' views on gay marriage are changing with 49 percent supporting equal rights.

Here's a cool graphic that breaks down some of the poll's other findings:


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