Poll: New Weed Measures Supported By Majority Of New Yorkers

November 20, 2014 | Rhett Jones

The decision to stop arresting citizens for simple possession in NYC has only been in effect for 24-hours, and a poll conducted on Tuesday shows that New Yorkers overwhelmingly approve. A new poll by Quinnipiac University shows that 71% of residents approve of the new policy, which makes possession of less than 25 grams a violation instead of a criminal offense. Only 26% disapprove of the new guidelines.

A previous poll by Quinnipiac showed that 83% of New Yorkers support legalization of weed for medical purposes.

Despite such high approval, however, only a half-assed form of legislation has passed. According to one metric, “only 10% of patients who could use medical marijuana have the right diseases to qualify for it.”

(Photo: Andrew Sickorsky)