The economy, healthcare, and COVID-19 pandemic are the most important deciding issues identified among American cannabis consumers regarding this week’s elections.
Among cannabis consumers, 92% believe that it should be either legalized (71%) or decriminalized (21%).
Meantime, 43% of consumers identify cannabis as a policy issue which is “very” or “extremely” important. Among consumers under age 55, that number rises to 50%.
More than one-third (36%) of consumers ranked cannabis legalization among their top five political issues, making it more relevant in their voting than immigration, taxes, or education.
In general, cannabis consumers are more likely to identify as Democrats (43%) than as Republicans (26%). Females and those under 35 years old are significantly more likely to be Democrats than Republicans (females: 47% vs. 21%; ages 18-24: 45% vs. 19%).