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More than half of Americans (53%) do not think the sale and possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use should be made legal.
On where marijuana should be sold, if the sale and possession of small amounts of it were legal:
69% think marijuana should be sold at the pharmacy, 60% think marijuana should be sold in its own store, 39% think marijuana should be sold at the liquor store, 17% think marijuana should be sold in coffee shops, and 13% think marijuana should be sold at the supermarket
Men and women had somewhat divergent opinions of where marijuana should be sold:
Pharmacy: 73% of men approve versus 62% of women
Its own store: 61% of men approve versus 59% of women
Liquor store: 43% of men approve versus 34% of women
Coffee shops: 22% of men approve versus 13% of women
Supermarkets: 18% of men approve versus 8% of women
On age limits for marijuana sales:
20% think those 18 and over should be able to buy marijuana
50% think those 21 and over should be able to buy marijuana
15% think those 30 and over should be able to buy marijuana
7% think there should be no age limit
80% think marijuana should be regulated like alcohol
"We are just starting to see what our country with legalized marijuana will look like, so it's no surprise that opinions are widely varied when it comes to its sale and distribution," said
Debra Borchardt, Markets Analyst at TheStreet. "TheStreet's survey gauged people's comfort with hypothetical situations – pot in a supermarket, people under 18 being able to purchase it – and the results showed some big differences between men and women which surprised us."
The full story from TheStreet is available
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About the SurveyOMNITEL is a weekly national telephone omnibus service from GfK, a division of GfK Custom Research North America. The sample for this Super OMNITEL wave consists of 1,011 total completed interviews, of which approximately 750 consist of landline telephone exchanges and about 250 are made up of cell phone exchanges. Interviews were conducted from
December 13 – 15, 2013. The margin of error on weighted data is + 3 percentage points for the full sample.
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