First Poll Ever Shows Marijuana Legalization Initiative Could Pass in North Dakota Next Month
While most of the attention from cannabis advocates for next month’s election has been focused on Michigan, a new poll indicates that North Dakota could also join the ranks of legal recreational states.
A new poll of likely voters in North Dakota found that 51 percent support the state’s ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana, and only 36 percent oppose it. This is a pretty big development considering every other poll on the initiative has shown the opposite, with more people opposing it than supporting it. In fact, one pull even showed 59 percent of voters opposing the initiative with only 30 percent supporting it.
It’s not entirely clear which polls to believe in the initiative race, although nearly 64 percent of the state did vote for medical marijuana legalization in 2016. So there’s clearly evidence that there is support for the current initiative, but it’s unsure if it will pass.
Pro-marijuana interests have also stayed away from the race, focusing instead on Michigan where they believe they have a much better chance of winning. And anti-marijuana forces are dumping tons of money into the race to oppose the initiative.
So while it may be too soon to purchase a house up in North Dakota, you should definitely keep it on your watch list of possible future vacation destinations.
(h/t Marijuana Moment)