New Utah Poll Finds 66% Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

New Utah Poll Finds 66% Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

A new poll released this week has found that two-thirds of Utah residents support allowingmedical marijuana use in the state, despite thestate legislature once again failing to pass acomprehensive medical marijuana law.

According to the poll, which was conducted by Dan Jones & Associates for the online political newsletter UtahPolicy, a whopping 66% of Utah residents want to legalize medical marijuana, as long as it is prescribed by a licensed doctor.

Some of the key findings from the poll include:

  • 55% of Utah Republicans favor legalization of marijuana, prescribed by a doctor, 40% oppose and 6% dont know.
  • 90%of Democrats support medical marijuana, 8% oppose and 2% dont know.
  • 76%of political independents favor legalizing the plant for medical use, 19% oppose, and 4% dont know.
  • 49% of the very conservative say legalize it, 44% oppose, and 8%dont know.

Earlier this year,two billsto expand Utahs extremely limited medical cannabis program wereapprovedby the Senate, those measures died in the House at the end of the states45-day legislative session. Both bills attempted to expand2014s extremely limited CBD-only medical marijuana law, which allows patients ...

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