A new poll from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield indicates that Connecticut residents would prefer to see marijuana legalized rather than see an increase in taxes. They see marijuana as a way to help fix the state’s budget issues.
The poll shows that 70.6% of respondents strongly support taxing and legalizing marijuana, reported the Hartford Courant. In contrast, 55.6% support implementing a toll system on Connecticut highways. Most are satisfied with the quality of life in Connecticut, but many agree that the cost of living is too high.
Lesley A. DeNardis, head of the Institute for Public Policy at Sacred Heart University, said, “In both of these items, the people that we surveyed were in favor but neither are favored by legislative leadership.”
The poll included the surveying of 1,000 people via phone and online resources. The poll was conducted between October 3 and October 12.