The University of Delaware recently conducted a poll and the results show that 61 percent of residents are in favor of legalizing marijuana. The poll included 900 residents.
Delaware has already made some strides toward marijuana acceptance in the state by decriminalizing small possession of marijuana in 2015, WBOC News 16 reports.
The state does have a Democrat candidate, John Carney, for state Governor that does support the decriminalization of small marijuana possession. The Congressman says he wants to see how well decriminalization works before moving toward full legalization.
Kent County senator Colin Bonini voiced his support for legalization as the state has already decriminalized possession. He believes that legalizing marijuana could improve public safety and that taxing marijuana sales could improve state revenue reports.
Bonini said, “My point is the public policy decision has already been made so let’s do it right and go with full legalization so we can regulate it and keep it out of the hands of young people and drive drug dealers out of business.”