MICHIGAN: A slight majority of Michigan voters now support legalizing marijuana.
A recent poll from Lansing-based EPIC-MRA and commissioned by the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws shows 51 percent now back decriminalizing pot.
Sixty-two percent of Democrats support the idea, with 49 percent of Republicans and 49 percent independents also favoring it.
Only 26 percent of residents favor keeping the current state criminal penalties for marijuana possession, but there is not majority support for a plan to replace them.
The poll showed 47 percent of respondents would like to see the drug treated the same as alcohol, with sales regulated and taxed. Another 16 percent want just a fine for possession. Only 4 percent wanted all criminal penalties removed and 7 percent were undecided.
The poll of 600 likely voters has an error margin of plus or minus 4 percentage points.