Massachusetts: Majority Of Likely Voters Favor Legalizing CannabisBoston, MA, Thursday, 06 February 2014: A majority of likely Massachusetts voters support legalizing marijuana, according to a Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll released this week.Fifty-three percent of respondents said that they “favor … the legalization of marijuana.” Thirty-seven percent of respondents opposed legalization.The Suffolk poll possesses a margin or error of +/- 4 percent.

In previous elections, Massachusetts voters have overwhelmingly approved statewide ballot measuresdecriminalizing marijuana possession offenses and legalizing the dispensing of the plant for therapeutic purposes.

Local activists have already initiated plans for a possible 2016 ballot initiative drive on the question of full legalization.

For more information, please contact Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director, at (202) 483-5500.