Poll: Overwhelming Support For Medical Marijuana In Virginia


A new poll was released yesterday by Public Policy Polling. The poll asked Virginia residents a total of nine questions relating to marijuana reform. Below are some of the questions asked, along with the results. As you can see, there is strong support for reform in Virginia right now:

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1. Do you support or oppose changing the law in Virginia to allow seriously and terminally ill patients to use medical marijuana for a limited number of conditions if their doctors
recommend it? Yes - 74%, No - 21%

2. Would you be more or less likely to vote for your state legislator in the next election if he/she voted to allow seriously and terminally ill patients to use medical marijuana if their
doctors recommend it? Yes - 64%, No - 22%

3. Under current Virginia law, it is a criminal offense for a person to possess a small amount of marijuana, for which he or she can be sentenced to up to 30 days in jail and fined up
to $500. Would you support or oppose a change in the law to make it a civil, not criminal, offense to possess an ounce or less of marijuana for personal use, punishable by a fine of up to $100, but without jail time? Yes - 60%, No 32%

4. The voters in four states have changed their laws to allow marijuana to be regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol for adults aged 21 and older. Would you support or oppose changing Virginia law to regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol, where stores would be licensed to sell marijuana to adults 21 and older? Yes 49%, No 44%

Hopefully Virginia politicians are looking at the poll results and see that the time is right for reform, especially for medical marijuana in Virginia. Is there any other issue in Virginia that is supported by 74% of citizens?