Strong support for legalized marijuana, less for mandatory health care coverage, and benchmarking the Cannabis Control Commission.
What impact do you believe the legalization of marijuana has had statewide? 4/19 Emerson state general
Positive impact 40% Negative impact 30% No impact 30% 70%-30%positive or no impact
This is an early April number and 40% of respondents think legalization has had a positive impact on the state. That’s the single largest segment of the electorate, 10% higher than negative impact and when combined with those who see no impact that’s 70% to 30% for the roll out to date. Not bad, and likely to get better as reefer madness fails to materialize.
How strongly do you support a law making it mandatory for health insurance to cover medical marijuana? 9/18 MPG state general ivr N=403 moe 5%
Somewhat 24% 52% yes
Not Very 12% 41% no
Not at All 29%
Don’t Know 7%
Medical coverage for medical users is heading in the right direction but needs a few more years before it’s politically ripe.
How would you rate the job the Cannabis Control Commission is doing in legalizing retail marijuana stores? 12/18 MassPOPS state general
OK but slow 27% 43% approve
Bummer 13% 35% disapprove
Don’t Know 32%
It’s rare a state agency gets good numbers so 43% to 35% positive is probably as good a place as any to benchmark this crew. Let’s see what it looks like in six months, if it’s on the slide look for a call for new commissioners.