New polls from two presidential primary states indicate that the vast majority of voters believe that the federal government should not interfere with state marijuana laws.
According to the polls conducted by Public Policy Polling of 1,500 registered voters in Iowa and 841 in New Hampshire, there’s almost no question about where voters stand on the relationship between the federal government and the states—at least as far as marijuana legalization is concerned.
A total of 71 percent of Iowa voters think that “states should be able to carry out their own marijuana laws without federal interference.” In New Hampshire, that number increases slightly to 73 percent.
Support for states’ rights holds across both political parties. In Iowa, 80 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans think that the next president should let states legalize the drug without having to fear federal prosecution. In New Hampshire, 77 percent of Democrats and 67 percent of Republicans think the same.