A new survey by JMC Analytics and Polling found 67% of Louisiana residents favor legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational uses, a 13-point increase compared with when JMC asked the same question last year.
Support was fairly consistent across the demographic and political spectrum, although people who are at least age 65 are much less likely to support legalization, pollster John Couvillon said. The Louisiana Association for Therapeutic Alternatives, which supports medical marijuana, engaged JMC to perform the survey, he said.
Recreational marijuana remains illegal in Louisiana. The state does have a medical marijuana program, but it does not include smoking raw marijuana.