New Yorkers want marijuana legalization with home grow and deliveries, poll finds as negotiations proceed

A slim majority (51 percent) said that people from areas most impacted by the drug war should have licensing priority
Marijuana Moment (US)
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

us ny legalize nowA majority of New Yorkers want marijuana to be legalized for adult use, according to a new poll—and they further favor allowing for home delivery, cultivation for personal use and letting retail and cultivation facilities operate in their neighborhoods. The poll from Consensus Strategies asked New York residents about a variety of cannabis-related issues, including those related to social equity and licensing. At a top level, it showed that people in the state are ready for a policy change that largely aligns with proposals moving through the legislature this session. It found, for example, that 61 percent of New York adults support recreational marijuana legalization. But it also offered unique insights into the specifics of what residents hope to see out of a legal cannabis market.