Vanderbilt Poll reveals majority of Tennessee voters support legalization of recreational cannabis

According to the latest poll conducted by Vanderbilt University, it has been found that a majority of Tennessee voters are in favor of legalizing recreational cannabis.

According to the latest survey from the semiannual poll, over 50% of voters in the state are in favor of a woman’s right to have an abortion. The survey also revealed that there is strong bipartisan support for IVF procedures and a call for modest gun control legislation. Additionally, the poll highlighted significant gender-based differences in opinions on various state and national issues. Finally, there is a majority of support for the complete legalization of cannabis.

According to a 2018 poll conducted by MTSU, the popularity of cannabis has experienced a significant increase over time, with over 80% of Tennesseans expressing support for some form of legal cannabis.

Nearly all the states bordering Tennessee have legalized cannabis in some form, primarily for medicinal purposes. Kentucky, the latest neighboring state to approve a medical cannabis program, passed its legislation in 2023. Meanwhile, both Missouri and Virginia have fully legalized recreational marijuana.

Tennessee, on the other hand, has not been able to pass a medical cannabis program through the general assembly, despite having support from both parties. Senator Janice Bowling, a Republican from Tullahoma, has repeatedly introduced bills to establish a medical cannabis commission in recent years. Unfortunately, her efforts have been stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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