Boston Globe Poll: Mass. Split on Legal Weed

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Massachusetts voters are almost evenly split when it comes to legalizing marijuana, according to a new Boston Globe/SocialSphere poll. Voters polled split 48-47 in favor of legalization in the survey of 601 voters.

The question came amidst word that marijuana advocacy groups may target the Bay State for a 2016 ballot question.

From the Globe:

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Advocates are trying to place a legalization measure on the ballot in Massachusetts and five other states in 2016, hoping to build on the passage of similar ballot questions in Colorado and Washington in 2012.

Marijuana supporters have targeted Massachusetts because voters here strongly approved measures that decriminalized possession of small amounts of the drug in 2008 and allowed its use for medical purposes in 2012.

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