A majority of Republicans support Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris’ proposal to legalize marijuana nationwide, according to a new poll.
The poll, which was conducted by Data for Progress, found that 60 percent of Republicans say they support the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or MORE Act, which was introduced by Harris in the Senate, where it is awaiting action.
The MORE Act would decriminalize marijuana, removing it from the controlled substance list, and would allow certain marijuana offenses to be expunged from a person’s record. The act would also create a trust fund from a national tax on marijuana, with money given to communities affected by the war on drugs.
According to the poll, among all likely voters, the MORE Act received 62 percent of support. The poll surveyed 1,235 likely voters from May 8 to 9 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percent.
Newsweek reached out to Harris’ office for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.
Published: August 20, 2020