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CO Marijuana Industry Talks 2016 Race


Hillary Clinton is no hero for the marijuana industry, but after the Democratic partyendorsed moving marijuana from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II to allow for more research, 43 percent of cannabis industry executives and professionals said they'd vote for Clinton for president.

According to a poll conducted by Marijuana Business Daily, the marijuana industry supports Clinton. Only 26.1 percent of cannabis industry executives and professionals support Donald Trump and 15.6 percent support Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, former Arizona governor and marijuana company CEO.

As for marjuana investors, 45.9 percent support Clinton and 37.8 percent support Trump. Only 8.1 percent support Johnson. The national average is much tighter, with 39.8 percent supporting Hillary, 39.5 percent supporting Trump and 8.8 percent supporting Johnson.

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Alabama

No legalization of any kind

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Alaska

Marijuana legalized for medical and recreational use 

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Arizona

Marijuana legalized for medical use

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Arkansas

No legalization of any kind 

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California

Marijuana legalized for medical use

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Colorado

Marijuana legalized for medical and recreational use  

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Connecticut

Marijuana legalized for medical use 

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Delaware

Marijuana legalized for medical use 

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Florida

No legalization of any kind

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Georgia

No legalization of any kind

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Hawaii

Marijuana legalized for medical use

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Idaho

No legalization of any kind

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Illinois

Marijuana legalized for medical use

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Indiana

No legalization of any kind

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Iowa

No legalization of any kind

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Kansas

No legalization of any kind

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Kentucky

No legalization of any kind

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Louisiana

No legalization of any kind

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Maine

Marijuana legalized for medical use

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Maryland

Marijuana legalized for medical use

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Massachusetts

Marijuana legalized for medical use

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Michigan

Marijuana legalized for medical use

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Minnesota

Marijuana legalized for medical use

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Mississippi

No legalization of any kind

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Missouri

No legalization of any kind 

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Montana

Marijuana legalized for medical use

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Nebraska

No legalization of any kind 

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Nevada

Marijuana legalized for medical use

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New Hampshire

Marijuana legalized for medical use

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New Jersey

Marijuana legalized for medical use 

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New Mexico

Marijuana legalized for medical use 

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New York

Marijuana legalized for medical use

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North Carolina

No legalization of any kind

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North Dakota

No legalization of any kind

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Ohio

No legalization of any kind

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Oklahoma

No legalization of any kind

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Oregon

Marijuana legalized for medical and recreational use  

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Pennsylvania

No legalization of any kind

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Rhode Island 

Marijuana legalized for medical use

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South Carolina

No legalization of any kind

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South Dakota

No legalization of any kind

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Tennessee

No legalization of any kind

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Texas

No legalization of any kind

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Utah

No legalization of any kind 

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Vermont

Marijuana legalized for medical use

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Virginia

No legalization of any kind

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Washington

Marijuana legalized for medical and recreational use 

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West Virginia 

No legalization of any kind

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Wisconsin

No legalization of any kind 

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Wyoming

No legalization of any kind

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MjBizDaily conducted the poll online from July 27 to 28, obtaining responses from 724 people in the industry. The poll finds that more people in the industry support Clinton and Johnson than in the general U.S. population. Support for Trump is lower in the industry than in the national sample.

Trump has not given a solid stance on where he stands with legalization. While Trump has said states should decide marijuana's fate and is "100 percent" in favor of medical marijuana, he has said that recreational marijuana is not good and has caused problems in Colorado. The fear many industry players have with Trump is that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is on the short-list for the position of Trump's attorney general. During Christie's own bid for president, before dropping out and throwing his support behind Trump, the Jersery governor sent a warning to the industry: "If you're getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it," Christie said last year on Fox. "As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws."

Clinton has not thrown her support behind federal legalization, but back in April, during a town hall on ABC's TV show "Good Morning America," Clinton said it is "wrong" that marijuana is categorized as a Schedule I drug and if she became president she would support medical marijuana, allow for research, and support state's rights to continue experimenting in legalization.

"We have enough anecdotal evidence about what marijuana can do for medical conditions and easing pain," said Clinton. "I am 100 percent in favor of medical marijuana, but I want to know what the evidence is."

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