Poll: People positive about pot

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ILLINOIS — It looks like the majority of people in the state have turned over a new leaf when it comes to recreational marijuana use.

A new Southern Illinois University poll found the majority of voters support it. The survey reveals 74% of residents support or strongly support decriminalization of the drug and decreased fines. More than half want it legalized.

The poll was taken earlier this month and surveyed 1,000 voters randomly.

The results come just a week after lawmakers introduced bills in the House and Senate allowing residents 21 and older to possess, buy and grow up to an ounce of marijuana.

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