FOR THE RECORD: This story incorrectly described an earlier survey as being a Journal Poll as well. Research & Polling conducted both polls, but the January survey was commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance and a coalition of groups including licensed marijuana producers. The poll conducted this month was commissioned by the Journal. Both polls had 61 percent of respondents supporting legalization of marijuana.
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A majority of New Mexico voters – especially young ones – favor following Colorado’s lead in making marijuana legal for recreational use by adults, according to the latest Journal Poll.
Sixty-one percent of likely voters said they would support a proposal to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for adults 21 and older, while 34 percent said they would oppose it. The remainder said they had mixed feelings or did not know.