AP-CNBC Marijuana Poll--Complete Results & Analysis
Americans are divided on whether the cost of enforcing today’s marijuana laws is too high. 45 percent say it is too high, while 48 percent say the cost is acceptable.
- 50 percent of Democrats but just 34 percent of Republicans say cost is too high.
- Men (52 percent) are likelier than women (38 percent) to consider the costs too high.
- 57 percent of those 65+ and 41 percent of those under age 30 say costs are acceptable.
12. Do you think that (ROTATE: marijuana has a real medical benefit for some people), or (do you think that marijuana doesn’t really have any real medical benefits for anyone)?
Nearly three quarters (74 percent) of Americans think marijuana has a real medical benefit for some people.
- 78 percent of people under age 30 say it has a real benefit for some people, compared to 64 percent of those 65+.
- Southerners (28 percent) are likelier than those in Midwest (16 percent) and West (17 percent) to doubt its benefit.
- Republicans (27 percent) are bigger doubters than Democrats (17 percent).
13. Assuming that the sale of at least some amount of marijuana by private companies were made legal, would you be interested in investing in a company that was in the business of selling marijuana, or would you not be interested in such an investment?
Just 24 percent say they would be interested in investing in a company in the marijuana business.
- 31 percent of active investors say they'd be interested in investing in companies legally selling marijuana, compared to 18 percent of those who are not active investors. (Active investors are defined as people who both own stocks, bonds or mutual funds inside or outside a retirement plan, and made at least one change to those investments in the past year).
- 28 percent of Democrats, 18 percent of Republicans and 29 percent of independents would be interested.
- Only 5 percent of those 65+ would be interested; interest among younger groups ranges from 20 percent (age 50-64) to 43 percent (below age 30).