Poll: Many San Diegans believe California marijuana laws are good for state, its economy

Posted at 1:22 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 19:12:48-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - With the legalization of recreational marijuana use in California, a new survey shows a large number of San Diegans believe the new law has been good for the state, especially its economy.

The scientific 10News/San Diego Union-Tribune poll, conducted by SurveyUSA, polled 600 San Diego County adults between April 19-20 regarding their thoughts on California’s recreational marijuana laws, which took effect Jan. 1, 2018.

Full survey results (NOTE: Several of the questions were answered by people who used marijuana prior to legalization, used it after it became legal or who buy marijuana):

The use of recreational marijuana was approved by California voters in 2016, and since January 1, 2018, adults in California have been able to buy marijuana in licensed shops. Has legalizing recreational marijuana been a good thing or bad thing for California society? Or, has it made no difference?

Has legalizing recreational marijuana been good or bad for California's state economy? Or, has it made no difference?

Has legalizing recreational marijuana caused crime to increase? Caused crime to decrease? Or, has it made no difference?

Is marijuana good for people's health? Bad for people's health? Or does it have no impact on people's health?

Compared to tobacco cigarettes, do you think marijuana cigarettes are less of a hazard to people's health? More of a hazard? Or about the same?

Before the legalization of recreational marijuana, did you use marijuana?

How often did you use marijuana before legalization? Almost never? A couple of times a year? About once a month? About once a week? A couple times a week? Or daily?

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana, have you used marijuana?

How often have you used marijuana since legalization?

When you buy marijuana, do you buy it at a licensed shop? At an unlicensed shop? Off the street? Or do you never buy marijuana?

When you buy marijuana, how much do you spend at a time? Less than $10? Between $10 and $25? Between $25 and $50? Or more than that?

Why do you use marijuana? For your health? For recreation? For both your health and for recreation? Or for some other reason?

Since the beginning of the year, have you gone to work or to school after having used marijuana?

What time of the day do you usually use marijuana? In the morning? In the afternoon? In the evening? Does it vary? Or do you use marijuana throughout the day when you are using it?

Do you grow your own marijuana?