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Washington Post

The Washington Post published a poll on January 15, 2014, which shows overwhelming support of the legalization of marijuana in the nation's capitol. The poll was conducted by phone between the dates of January 9 and January 12 of 2014 and asked about support or opposition to the legalization of small amounts of marijuana. Here are the results:[1]

Washington D.C. Marijuana Legalization 2014
Poll Support OpposeOtherMargin of ErrorSample Size
Washington Post poll on pot legalization
01/12/2014
63%34%3%+/-41,003
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To the 341 polled that were opposed to marijuana legalization, the poll asked about support or opposition of decriminalization of marijuana, creating a maximum penalty of possession of a small amount of pot to be only a $100 fine. Here are the responses:[1]

Washington D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization 2014
Poll Support OpposeOtherSample Size
Washington Post poll on pot decriminalization
01/12/2014
47%41%12%341
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The most recent poll, compared to a 2010 poll, shows a shocking increase over the last 4 years in the portion of Washington D.C. residents that favor legalization. A similar poll was taken between January of 2010 which showed the following, much more evenly divided sides of support and opposition, with opposition slightly ahead:[2]

Washington D.C. Marijuana Legalization 2010
Poll Support OpposeOtherMargin of ErrorSample Size
Washington Post poll, including pot legalization
01/15/2014
46%48%6%+/-31,135
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Public Policy Polling

The Public Policy Polling was commissioned to conduct a poll by WAMU's The Kojo Nnamdi Show and the Washington City Paper that asked many questions, including the following question on the proposed marijuana legalization initiative:[3]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The D.C. Council recently voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. But this November, the ballot may contain a referendum question regarding marijuana legalization. The proposal could allow adults to possess up to two ounces of marijuana for personal use and to grow up to three marijuana plants at home. The city’s Attorney General has opposed this idea, arguing that it would put D.C. at odds with federal drug laws. If you were to vote on the ballot measure today, how would you vote?

This poll was conducted by calling landlines.[4] The results are below.

D.C. Marijuana Legalization Poll
Poll Support OpposeOtherMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling questionnaire, including marijuana legalization
03/13/2014 - 03/16/2014
49%33%18%+/-3.3860
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