Recreational Marijuana Support Poll
This questionnaire is meant to determine the level of support for the legalization of recreational marijuana when provided with facts about legalization in other states.
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Based on your current knowledge, do you support the legalization of recreational marijuana, oppose the legalization, or are you not sure? *
After each of the following statements, please indicate if the statement would make you less likely to support recreational marijuana legalization, more likely to support, or if it would make no difference in your opinion.
After legalization in Washington state, the state’s murder rate rose forty-four per cent, which was more than twice the increase nationwide, and the state’s aggravated-assault rate rose seventeen per cent, which was nearly twice the increase seen nationwide. *
A survey of more than twelve thousand American high-school students showed that those who used marijuana were three times more likely to be physically aggressive than abstainers were. *
After legalization in Colorado, public schools experienced a large increase in expulsions due to marijuana. *
After legalization in Colorado, adolescent emergency room visits related to marijuana increased by 250%. *
Marijuana use is likely to increase the risk of developing schizophrenia and other psychotic problems, with studies suggesting that the higher the use of marijuana, the greater the risk of developing these problems. *
Adolescents and young adults who use marijuana have a much higher rate of dropping out from high school and college. *
The American Psychiatric Association, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine consider marijuana to be addictive. *
Several national medical groups including the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics oppose legalization of marijuana and that there are no similar groups in favor of legalization. *
Unlike Blood Alcohol Content tests, there is no field test to measure whether someone is under the influence of marijuana, making it impossible for police officers to conduct field sobriety tests for marijuana. *
The Illinois Sheriffs' Association and the Illinois Association of Police Chiefs both oppose marijuana legalization *
Considering all of these statements, do you support the legalization of recreational marijuana, oppose the legalization, or are you not sure? *
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