John Fairbank’s firm, Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, has been providing highly-accurate public opinion research on behalf of California’s local communities for more than three decades.
Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates is one of the leading public opinion research firms in the nation on voter attitudes towards marijuana legalization, regulation and taxation—for both medical and non-medical uses. They have served as the lead opinion research firm for the successful campaign to pass California’s landmark Medical Marijuana Initiative Proposition 215 in 1996, and is currently conducting research for local government interests on Proposition 64, the 2016 marijuana legalization measure. At the local level, their research was used to pass Measure BB on the November 2014 ballot (with 66 percent support), permitting the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries in the City of Santa Ana and has previously conducted research on public attitudes towards marijuana regulation in more than 30 cities across California.
Outside of California, in 2014, the firm's research helped guide full marijuana legalization initiatives to victory in Oregon (with 56 percent support) and Washington, D.C. (with 70 percent support). This year they are conducting ongoing research for supporters of statewide initiatives that would legalize marijuana for either medicinal or recreational consumption in Arizona, Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Nevada.