A majority of Kansas residents say they support legalizing marijuana for adult use and allowing the state to tax it, according to a new survey.
The annual Kansas Speaks survey, conducted by Fort Hays State University, includes residents’ opinions on a variety of public policy issues such as Medicaid expansion and firearms control. Buried elsewhere within the report, released last week, is the fact that more than 63% of respondents either “strongly support” or “somewhat support” legalizing and taxing recreational cannabis.
By comparison, only about 26% of respondents either “somewhat oppose” or “strongly oppose” marijuana legalization efforts. Eleven percent said they were either neutral or unsure.
Despite the approval among a majority of the state’s electorate, cannabis in the state of Kansas remains illegal for all purposes, including medicinal use. Three of the state’s four neighbors — Colorado, Oklahoma, and Missouri — have already legalized…
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