“By a five to four margin (54% to 43%), California voters support legalizing the sale of marijuana, with age and other controls like those applicable to alcohol. This is the highest level of support for marijuana legalization since The Field Poll began measuring California public opinion on this issue in 1969, when just 13% favored its legalization.
The poll finds greater than seven in ten voters (72%) backing the state’s existing medical marijuana law. Two in three (67%) oppose federal government efforts to crack down on businesses attempting to sell marijuana for medicinal purposes.
A 58% majority of voters also say they would favor allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in the city or town where they live.
These are the findings from the latest Field Poll completed earlier this month about marijuana among a random sample of California registered voters.