Pot Poll: Which Would You Rather Be Allowed In Bars?

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36% of Americans said bars and restaurants should offer areas where their pot smoking patrons are welcome and permitted.

 

While it seems that most good Americans (like you and me) are slowly coming around to the idea of legalizing weed, there is one caveat, when reviewing a new survey prepared by YouGov. It’s easy to see the most folks may be willing to let people smoke pot in their house, but most aren’t mentally prepared to see restaurants and bars offer the much denigrated practice of firing up.

 

A recent HuffPost/YouGov poll found that 49% of Americans think that in states where weed is legal (thanks WA & CO); bars and restaurants should totally ban smoking pot inside. Conversely — 36% of Americans said bars and restaurants should offer areas where their weed smoking patrons are welcome and permitted. The remaining 4% said there should be absolutely no restrictions on smoking marijuana.

 

Pot Poll Results:

 

1. Should bars and restaurants…?

Totally ban smoking cigarettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44%

Set aside certain areas where smoking cigarettes is permitted . . . . . . . . . . . . .46%

Have no restrictions on smoking cigarettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%

Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7%

 

2. In states where use of marijuana is legal, should bars and restaurants….?

Totally ban smoking marijuana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49%

Set aside certain areas where smoking marijuana is permitted . . . . .  . . . .36%

Have no restrictions on smoking marijuana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 4%

Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11%

 

3. Which is closer to your opinion about whether smoking cigarettes should be permitted in bars and restaurants?

State governments should set policies for all bars and restaurants . . . . . . .41%

Bars and restaurants should be allowed to set their own policies . . . . . . . .49%

Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%

 

4. Which is closer to your opinion about whether smoking marijuana should be permitted in bars and restaurants?

State governments should set policies for all bars and restaurants . . . . . . 50%

Bars and restaurants should be allowed to set their own policies . . . . . . . .36%

Not sure . . . . . . .14%

Source

In contrast, 46 percent of Americans surveyed think bars and restaurants should set aside certain areas for cigarette smoking, while 44 percent said bars and restaurants should ban it completely. For both marijuana and cigarettes, only 4 percent said there should be no restrictions at all on smoking in restaurants.

Respondents to the survey also said, by a 50 percent to 36 percent margin, that marijuana policies for bars and restaurants should be determined by state governments rather than be up to the establishments themselves. For cigarette smoking policies, more respondents said that those should be set by the bars and restaurants themselves, 49 percent to 41 percent.

(Sample 1000 Adult Interviews Conducted December 11-12, 2013 Margin of Error _3.3%) source

 

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  • Editor

    Put up pictures that better represent the article. I think smoking cigs should be banned in restaurants. I also think there should only be specialty type restaurants/cafes that allow smoking pot. I love smoking weed but I don’t want or need to see it everywhere I go. If pot is everywhere people are going to get sick of it.

  • John Petersen

    I think it all should be left up to the establishment to decide. If it’s a designated smoking establishment the nosmokers will decide for themselves whether or not to enjoy the establishment.

  • James Kearnen

    I would love to see cigarettes banned as a whole in all establishments, and smoking marijuana allowed in its place. However, just as cigarettes had them, there should still be smoking/non-smoking sections for marijuana smokers, that way if there is anyone who doesn’t wish to be bothered with the high from inhaling a bit of smoke, they can sit elsewhere. Of course, all of this should be dictated by the owner of the establishment.

  • Andy

    Is it possible that a marajuna smoker pass this on to a new baby? If so could the child have withdrawl symptons?