Thin majority of Conn. voters support marijuana for personal use, poll shows

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A slight majority of Connecticut voters support the legalization of marijuana for personal use, said a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.

By 52-45 percent, voters said adults should be able to possess small amounts of the drug. The poll found a huge margin, 90-9 percent, support medical use of marijuana, and 69-28 percent would support having a medical marijuana dispensary in their town.

Like previous polls on recreational use, voters aged 18 to 29 support it 80-20 percent, while voters older than 65 oppose it 61-34 percent. Men back it 54-42 percent, while women remain divided at 49-48 percent.

Almost half of state voters, 47 percent, admitted to trying the drug.

Washington State and Colorado have legalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Washington, D.C., recently relaxed its laws, too, although the local law is subject to congressional review.

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