Ohio Voters Back Medical Marijuana 8-1 Quinnipiac University Poll Finds


Marijuana reform activists in Ohio have been fighting for many years now to make medical marijuana a reality. There hasn't seemed to be much support coming from national organizations unfortunately. Hopefully that will change now that a new Quinnipiac University poll has found that 87% of polled Ohio voters support medical marijuana. Only 11% of those polled opposed medical marijuana in Ohio.

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Per the poll:

By an 87 - 11 percent margin, Ohio voters support the use of medical marijuana, with support of 78 percent or higher from every group measured in a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Ohio voters also support 51 - 44 percent allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. There is a gender gap as men support personal marijuana use 59 - 37 percent, while women are opposed 51 - 44 percent. Voters 18 to 29 years old support personal marijuana use 72 - 25 percent, while voters over 65 years old are opposed 65 - 31 percent.

Marijuana is equally as dangerous as alcohol, 47 percent of voters say, while 14 percent say marijuana is more dangerous and 36 percent say less dangerous.

And use of marijuana does not lead to use of other drugs, voters say 51 - 43 percent.

Still, 55 percent of Ohio voters, including 54 percent of voters under 30 years old, say they have not tried marijuana.

To view the entire poll, go to this link here.