New Poll Shows Rhode Islanders Support Decriminalizing Marijuana
Do you think marijuana should be decriminalized? Why or why not?
A new poll shows strong support for decriminalizing marijuana in the Ocean State.
The Providence Journal reports that, out of 714 Rhode Island residents recently polled, a total of 65 percent said they wanted to see penalties for marijuana possession decreased.
These results come from a new poll by The Marijuana Policy Project group and was conducted by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic Party-affiliated pollster.
In 2011, state Rep. John Edwards (D-Tiverton, Portsmouth) introduced legislation supporting the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana.
The legislation did not pass; however, WPRI reported this past January, Edwards hopes to continue his effort to decriminalize up to an ounce of marijuana in Rhode Island.
We want to know what you think. Should Rhode Island decriminalize up to an ounce of marijuana?
Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.