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Will Rescheduling Weed Help Biden with the youth?

Last October, a Lake Research Partners poll found that 58% of voters between the ages of 18 and 25 supported rescheduling of marijuana. That’s actually not as high as I would expect, but it’s still a solid majority. So now that rescheduling is in the process of happening, is it helping Biden?

While polls aren’t out yet with this exact issue being tackled, there is a recent poll that shows exactly what is on young people’s minds – and it isn’t marijuana rescheduling.

A Harvard Youth Poll found that 18 to 29 year-olds were most concerned with inflation, healthcare, and housing, in that order. Of the 16 issues, Israel/Palestine was 15th, and Student Debt was last.

Marijuana reform was not an option, so it’s impossible to say where it would fall. However, it’s exclusion from the list is noteworthy in and of itself.

Biden has been striving to make an impact with young voters by making a tiktok account, relieving some student debt, and through the rescheduling of marijuana. But if the main concerns of young Americans are inflation, healthcare, and housing, he may not make as much of a dent as he was hoping.

That being said, he holds a pretty wide margin, with a 19% lead among voters under the age of 30.

Read the original article at Axios.

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