A study released last week backs up what many in the marijuana industry view as a foregone political conclusion: recreational marijuana is ahead in the polls in California.
The Public Policy Institute of California’s survey found that 53% of state residents support legalizing rec, and 55% of likely voters back it as well.
“As advocates for legalizing marijuana again consider putting the issue on the ballot, support for legalization is at its highest point since PPIC began asking this question in May 2010,” the PPIC report read.
The same study found only 51% of residents supported legalization in October 2014, and 52% in September 2013.
The PPIC survey further found that 53% of adults say that if rec cannabis were legalized, they wouldn’t be bothered if a rec shop opened in their neighborhood.
The state’s attorney general, Kamala Harris, has said more than once that she believes the legalization of rec sales in California is inevitable.