Social Media Report: Legalizing Marijuana in Massachusetts

Between November 1, 2016—when Bay State voters were getting ready to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana—and Friday, September 8, there were more than 360,000 posts on social media originating in Massachusetts referencing marijuana, cannabis, pot, grass, weed, or Mary Jane.

Most of those posts (95%) were on Twitter.  Far fewer used Instagram (4%), Forums (1%), or Facebook (<1%)

 

 

More posters were men (56%) than women (44%).

 
The posters’ age—when it could be determined—reflects …Read More

Bernett In The News – Breaking down buds in the Bay State

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You can view our full report here: Cannabis Study – The Bernett Group.

 

By Herald Staff

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Massachusetts voters are concerned the state and the Cannabis Control Commission will roll out legal pot sales on time and fairly, according to a new poll. Here are key points from the survey:
How confident are you the state will be able to safely …Read More

Bernett In The News – Social media posts new polestars for pollsters

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By Andy Hiller
Thursday, September 14, 2017

n 1972, when The Bernett Group began polling, there were no computers, no internet, no cellphones … there wasn’t even caller ID.

Pollsters collected opinions in person, by mail and on telephones that may have had a rotary dial and were immobile.

Now there’s a new telephone, an advanced way to share information, images, facts and opinions — …Read More

Bernett In The News – Views vary along gender lines as men remain higher on marijuana

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By Joe Battenfeld
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Men are higher on pot than women, a new poll conducted by The Bernett Group for the Boston Herald shows.

On virtually every question, men are more likely to back marijuana legalization and say they smoke it, according to the poll of 600 likely Bay State voters.

More than 30 percent of men say they have tried pot …Read More

Bernett In The News – Poll: Voters afraid marijuana legalization will take hit

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By Joe Battenfeld
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Massachusetts voters have strong doubts about the state’s ability to oversee the new law legalizing recreational pot, and most are concerned it will be influenced by politics, according to a new poll conducted by the Bernett Group for the Boston Herald.

And despite overwhelming support for the legalization law — more than 60 percent say …Read More