Strong support for legalized marijuana, less for mandatory health care coverage, and mixed reviews on the CCC. This is an early April number and 40% of respondents think legalization has had a positive impact on the state. 

That’s the single largest segment of the electorate, 10% higher than negative impact and when combined with those who see no impact that’s 70% to 30% for the roll out to date. Not bad, and likely to get better as reefer madness fails to materialize.

What impact do you believe the legalization of marijuana has had statewide? 4/19 Emerson state D primary 

Positive impact              40%
Negative impact            30%        70%-30% no impact 
No impact                       30% 

No state agency gets good numbers so 43% to 25% positive is probably as good a place as any to benchmark this crew. Let’s see what it looks like in six months, if it’s on the slide look for a call for new commissioners. 

How would you rate the job the Cannabis Control Commission is doing in legalizing retail marijuana stores? 12/18 MassPOPS state general ivr N=444 (IVR) moe 5% 

Excellent, they are trying to protect the public                  16% 
Ok, but slow because they don’t know the industry         27%  43% approve
Bummer, almost two years and still no retail store          13%  25% disapprove
Terrible, anti weed dopes making it hard                           12% 
Don’t know                                                                               32%

Medical coverage for medical users is heading in the right direction but needs a few more years before it’s politically ripe.

How strongly do you support a law that makes it mandatory for health insurance to cover the cost of medical marijuana? 
9/18 MassPOPS state general ivr N=403 moe 5% 

Very                              28%
Somewhat                  24% 52% yes
Not Very                        12% 41% no
Not at All                       29%
Don’t Know/Not Sure    7%