A poll of voters in New Jersey has determined that more than half would be in favor of legalizing recreational cannabis if it resulted in lower taxes, according to a report in local media.

In the survey, 44 percent of those polled said that they supported legalizing recreational cannabis for adults, while 31 percent said they were opposed to the idea. When respondents were asked if they supported the legalization of marijuana if it would lower property taxes, more than half, 53 percent, said that they would. Those still opposed to legalization dropped to 24 percent of the group surveyed.

The poll was commissioned by Nuka Enterprises, a cannabis edibles manufacturer, and conducted by research firm TargetSmart. Researchers contacted 1,500 registered voters in New Jersey between August 9 and August 19 via cell phone and landline to complete the study. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points. Results of the private survey were obtained by NJ Advance Media.

Nuka Enterprises manufactures cannabis edibles under the brand 1906. Last month, former New Jersey Gov. James Florio joined the company’s advisory board. In a release announcing his new relationship with the company, Florio said that the residents of his state are ready for legal cannabis.

“The people of New Jersey have recognized and acknowledged the importance of cannabis legalization as a medicinal, social justice and economic issue, and that the time for responsible change has come,” Florio said. “I am proud to be partnering with Nuka who have been recognized for their safe, innovative and progressive approach to the cannabis edibles market.”

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