A new poll released today by the Washington Post has found that 70% of those in Maryland support decriminalizing cannabis possession, reducing the charge to an $100 ticket or less. The poll found majority support among all political parties and age groups, including 59% of Republicans and 58% of those 65 and older.
The poll found the highest support for decriminalization among those that have earned a college degree (73%), and those whose income is above $100,000 a year (72%).
A plurality of the state’s voters were also found to be in support of legalizing recreational cannabis; 49% to 43%.
Maryland’s Legislature is currently considering several measures that would reform the state’s cannabis laws, including a forthcoming proposal to legalize cannabis similar to alcohol. The state’s Senate President has recently expressed his support for such a move.