Louisiana's view on marijuana is out of sync with state laws, LSU survey finds

Louisiana residents, for the most part, have a much more relaxed and tolerant approach toward marijuana than current state laws reflect, according to findings from a statewide survey conducted by LSU this winter. 

LSU conducted its poll of 980 state residents between Jan. 12 and Feb. 13. The margin of error is 3.1 percentage points in either direction. The survey is performed every year by the Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs as well as the Public Policy Research Lab. 

The university asked about three different marijuana policies. Here is what it found: 

Majority of Louisiana residents oppose legal marijuana for personal use. 

Most people surveyed (52 percent) still oppose legalizing marijuana for recreational use, but the gap between those who don't want to legalize recreational marijuana and those who support it (45 percent) is shrinking. 

In 2013, 56 percent of people said they opposed legalizing marijuana for personal use...

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