46% Think Legalized Marijuana Won't Boost Economy, Per Recent Poll
More than half the people polled recently believe legalizing marijuana would have no effect on creating jobs in their community, and just under half of those interviewed said it would have no impact on the economy, according to the Daily News.An Associated Press-CNBC poll conducted in early April indicates that while "about a quarter of those polled said legalized pot would lead to more jobs in their communities; 57 percent said there would be no effect. About a third think the economy would improve, while 46 percent foresee no impact."
Those most in favor of legalizing marijuana fall into the 30-and-under age range, many of whom believe it will lower the crime rate, and create revenue.
This national poll found that Western states, like California, are more likely to vote in favor of decriminalizing the drug, and that 62% of those polled are in favor of taxing it. However, "only a third felt the levies would make a significant contribution to state budgets."