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Poll: Hawaii Support for Marijuana Law Reform Grows

·By civilbeat

A new poll shows a big increase in support for an overhaul of Hawaii marijuana laws.

The poll of 400  voters, commissioned by Drug Policy Action Group and reported in a press release from ACLU of Hawaii, was conducted statewide by QMark Research Jan. 17-23. Highlights include:

• 77 percent of voters think that jail time is inappropriate for marijuana possession (an increase of 8 percentage points over 2012);

• 66 percent of voters are in favor of outright legalization for adult use (an increase of 9 percentage points);

• 85