58% would vote for a politician who smokes weed according to a YouGov poll.

By Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment

A majority of Americans said they wouldn’t have an issue voting for someone who occasionally smokes marijuana, according to a new poll.

The YouGov survey, which involved interviews with 4,096 adults, comes about a week after a U.S. Senate candidate made waves after releasing a campaign ad where he smokes a cannabis blunt while discussing the racially disparate harms of prohibition.

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It found that 58 percent of Americans would be “willing” to vote for a candidate who they agree with on most issues “who occasionally smokes marijuana in their free time.” Twenty-one percent said they wouldn’t be willing to cast that vote.

Democrats were more likely to be fine with a casual cannabis toker running for office, with 68 percent saying they’d be open to voting for someone who partakes, compared to 15 percent who said they wouldn’t. Nearly half of Republicans (47 percent) said they’d be willing to make that vote for a marijuana consumer if they align on most issues.

It’s another sign of the normalization of cannabis as more states move to legalize for medical and adult use.

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