Nearly 60 percent of Texas voters favor making marijuana legal for adults and regulating it like alcohol, reports the Grits for Breakfast blog, quoting a Marijuana Policy Project survey. Only 38 percent were opposed. Texans are more supportie of regulating marijuana like alcohol than was the nation as a whole in a Pew Research Center survey this year.
Republicans were split more or less equally, with 48 percent supporting marijuana legalization idea and 49 percent opposing. The blog reports that many legislators from both parties have privately supported pot legalization but feared a political backlash. “If this poll is accurate, those fears were unwarranted,” says the blog’s Scott Henson.