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Poll: Majority of Michigan voters support legalizing marijuana

A majority of voters in Michigan support legalizing recreational marijuana, according to a new poll.

Results from a poll released by ClickOnDetroit on Tuesday show Michigan voters support the legalization of recreational marijuana by a margin of 56 percent to 38 percent, which the local station pointed out is a finding that has remained consistent in the state for the past two years.

According to the publication, the only voters who are sharply opposed to the legalization of recreational marijuana are those over the age of 65.

The poll arrives just weeks before Michigan residents will decide whether to legalize the sale, possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes after a state board certified supporters turned in enough signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot earlier this year.

The poll found that Republican and independent voters are split on the marijuana proposal, while the move is strongly supported by Democratic voters.

The Michigan statewide survey conducted by the Glengariff Group surveyed 600 likely general election voters. The live operator telephone survey was conducted September 5-7 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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