In February 2014, Show-Me Cannabis commissioned a scientific, statewide poll by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research to assess support for cannabis reform among November 2014 voters. The survey, conducted February 6-11, asked 500 likely registered voters a series of questions by telephone.

Totals may add up to 99% or 101% due to rounding.

Question 2: Respondent gender

Male

47%

Female

53%

 

Question 3: Name on file

Name on file

68%

Another household member

32%

 

Question 4: First of all, are you registered to vote at this address?

Name on file

100%

Another household member

 

Question 5: (Ask if another respondent) How often would you say you vote?

Always

69%

Nearly always

31%

Part of the Time

Seldom

(Never)

(Other)

(Don’t know/Refused)

 

Question 6: Many people weren’t able to vote in the election for president between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. How about you? Were you able to vote, or for some reason were you unable to vote?

Voted

99%

Ineligible/too young

1%

Did not vote

(Can’t remember/Don’t know/Refused)

 

Question 7: I know it’s a long way off, but what are the chances that you will vote in the November 2014 general election for Governor, Congress, state legislature and other offices — are you almost certain to vote, will you probably vote, are the chances 50-50, or don’t you think you will vote?

Almost certain

89%

Probably

11%

50-50

Will not vote

(Don’t know/Refused)

 

Question 8-11: Now, I’d like you to rate your feelings toward some people, groups and ideas, with 100 meaning a VERY WARM, FAVORABLE feeling; zero meaning a VERY COLD, UNFAVORABLE feeling; and 50 meaning not particularly warm or cold. You can use any number from zero to 100, the higher the number the more favorable your feelings are toward that person, group or idea. If you have no opinion or never heard of them, please say so.

Mean

Warm

Cool

ID

Jay Nixon

50.7%

41%

33%

93%

Marijuana

34.5%

26%

54%

96%

Medical marijuana

51.2%

44%

36%

97%

The Missouri State Legislature

50.2%

32%

28%

91%

 

Question 12: There may be an amendment to the state constitution on the ballot in November. Let me read you some of the details of this amendment. This may sound  a little odd, as I will be reading you the potential ballot language you might see in the polling booth.

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

Allow the production, sale, distribution, and consumption of marijuana and hemp products by persons at least 21 year old;

  • Permit the state to establish a tax and authorize regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana;
  • Change criminal provisions for marijuana offenses and allow individuals who have certain marijuana-related offenses to apply to have the records relating to the offenses expunged; and
  • Allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

State government expects 1 million dollars in startup costs and annual operating costs starting at 4.6 million dollars, possibly offset by an unknown savings in the criminal justice system. Legislative and agency actions will impact potential increased state revenue. The annual revenue increase could possible exceed 217 million dollars. The fiscal impact to local governments is unknown.

If the election were held today, would you vote YES in favor of this amendment or would you vote NO in opposition to this amendment?

Yes, strongly

36%

Yes, not strongly

9%

No, not strongly

6%

No, strongly

45%

(Don’t know/Refused)

5%

Total Yes

45%

Total No

51%

Yes – No

-6%

 

Question 15:¬†Now I’m going to read you several pairs of statements. Please tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own view, even if neither is exactly right.

Legalizing marijuana would decrease crime by freeing up police and prosecutors to go after violent criminals.

OR

Legalizing marijuana would increase crime by leading people to harder drugs.

1st Statement Much

39%

1st Statement Somewhat

14%

2nd Statement Somewhat

15%

2nd Statement Much

28%

Both

1%

Neither

3%

(Don’t know/Refused)

1%

Total 1st Statement

53%

Total 2nd Statement

43%

1st – 2nd

10%

 

I’m now going to read you a few reasons that some people SUPPORT the proposition to legalize marijuana in Missouri, and for each statement please tell me whether you find this a very convincing reason, a somewhat convincing reason, a not very convincing reason, or a not at all convincing reason to SUPPORT the proposition.

Question 27: Unlike 21 other states, Missouri does not have a medical marijuana law. If this amendment passes, patients with debilitating diseases such as cancer or Lou Gehrig’s disease can find relief from their suffering. The National Institute of Health confirms that marijuana is effective at easing pain and suffering for people with these diseases.

Very Convincing

47%

Somewhat Convincing

23%

A Little Convincing

11%

Not at All Convincing

19%

(Don’t Know/Refused)

0%

Very / Somewhat Convincing

70%

Little / Not Convincing

29%

 

Question 29: Now, I’d like to ask you some questions for statistical purposes. Wht is the last year of schooling that you have completed?

1 – 11th Grade

3%

High School Graduate

27%

Non-college Post High School

1%

Some College

27%

College Graduate

30%

Post-graduate School

11%

(Don’t know/Refused)

0%

 

Question 30: In what year were you born?

Age 18-24

4%

Age 25-29

4%

Age 30-34

5%

Age 35-39

10%

Age 40-44

9%

Age 45-49

10%

Age 50-54

9%

Age 55-59

13%

Age 60-64

13%

Age 65 and over

22%

(No answer)

2%

 

Question 31: Are you married, single, separated, divorced, or widowed?

Married

68%

Single

16%

Separated/Divorced

8%

Widowed

7%

(Don’t know/Refused)

2%

Separated/Divorced/Widowed

14%

Unmarried

30%

 

Question 32: Do you have any children 18 years of age or younger?

Yes

34%

No

65%

(Don’t know/Refused)

1%

 

Question 33: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat or what?

Strong Democrat

21%

Weak Democrat

11%

Independent-lean Democrat

11%

Independent

11%

Independent-lean Republican

15%

Weak Republican

8%

Strong Republican

21%

(Don’t know/Refused)

2%

 

Question 36: Thinking in political terms, would you say that you are conservative, moderate, or liberal?

Liberal

19%

Moderate

37%

Conservative

41%

(Don’t know/Refused)

3%

 

Question 37: What is your race?

White

84%

Black

10%

Hispanic

1%

(Other)

4%

(Don’t know/Refused)

1%