by Erik Altieri, NORML
Survey data just released by Public Policy Polling shows Massachusetts' medical marijuana initiative, Question 3, with an overwhelming lead amongst likely voters.
From August 16th to the 19th, PPP surveyed 1,115 likely Massachusetts voters. The question wording and results are as follows:
Question 3 would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. If the election was today, would you vote yes or no on Question 3?
Read more from PPP here.
This is an upward trend from previous polling, taken in late March, that had support for the initiative at 53% and opposition at 35%. If these numbers hold up, it is all but assured that Massachusetts will join the list of 17 other states that provide legal protections for patients using cannabis for therapeutic purposes.
Stay up to date on marijuana in the 2012 election by visiting NORML's online voter guide "Smoke the Vote" here.
Article from The NORML Blog and republished with permission.