A poll conducted by Vanderbilt University a few years ago shows that only roughly 33 percent of residents in the state of Tennessee are even open to the idea of legalizing marijuana. It, however, is not clear how much those numbers have changed in the state of Tennessee in the last two years.
Alabama is a state dominated by republican officials. The state does not have any initiatives in place regarding marijuana. The state has not even been successful at passing legislation for medical marijuana.
A poll conducted in October of 2014 revealed that just 31 percent of the state of Kansas are in favor of legalizing marijuana. The poll also revealed that 33 percent of the state of Kansas feels that possessing marijuana should be a felony offense. Kansas is another dry state where prohibition of alcohol still lingers as well.
The state of Louisiana also makes the list as the state with some of the harshest marijuana laws in the United States. One of these laws includes serving as much as 20 years in prison for repeat possession offenders. Offenders can even get life in prison for marijuana possession if the person has already had a felony. A poll conducted in October of 2014 suggests nearly 66 percent of the state supports fixing these excessive laws, however, the state's government has yet to make a move.