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Poll: Overwhelming Support For Medical Marijuana In Virginia

virginia medical marijuanaA 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:

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?

  • Silly Rabbit

    Results from a nice solid mix of Republicans, Democratics and Independents and the age group with most support was the 50-64 group …..

    These polls need to be taken nationwide ….

    From the Poll:

    IfyouareaDemocrat,press1.Ifyouarea Republican, press 2. If you are an independent or a member of another party, press 3.
    Democrat ……………………………………………….. 37%
    Republican ……………………………………………… 33%
    Independent/Another Party ……………………….. 30%
    Q8 If you are Latino, press 1. If you are white and not Latino, press 2. If you are African American and not Latino, press 3. If other, press 4.
    Latino…………………………………………………….. 5%
    White and not Latino…………………………………68%
    African American and not Latino ………………… 19% Other……………………………………………………… 8%
    Q9 Ifyouare18to34yearsold,press1.Ifyouare 35 to 49, press 2. If you are 50 to 64, press 3. If you are 65 or older, press 4.
    18 to 34………………………………………………….. 15%
    35 to 49………………………………………………….. 28%
    50 to 64………………………………………………….. 36%
    Older than 65 ………………………………………….. 21%

  • Jeff deutsch

    Its clear that things have reached a “tipping point” That’s good.
    Marijuana should have never been made illegal in the first place.
    Is ironic, and its sad, that doing so has prevented one of the greatest “miracle drugs” in history from being available to reduce suffering and save lives.
    Both my parents had Cancer.
    I’m a Scientist, and have a strong interest in Cancer research.
    Marijuana does wonders to ease the suffering of Cancer patients — especially the suffering caused by Chemotherapy and nerve pain due to Cancer.
    I’ve never seen anything like the results people are seeing with high dose Medical Marijuana oil therapy.
    People are recovering from being at death’s door with Stage 4 Cancer — for them its a miracle drug.

  • Jeff deutsch

    Its clear that things have reached a “tipping point” That’s good.
    Marijuana should have never been made illegal in the first place.
    Is ironic, and its sad, that doing so has prevented one of the greatest “miracle drugs” in history from being available to reduce suffering and save lives.
    Both my parents had Cancer.
    I’m a Scientist, and have a strong interest in Cancer research.
    Marijuana does wonders to ease the suffering of Cancer patients — especially the suffering caused by Chemotherapy and nerve pain due to Cancer.
    I’ve never seen anything like the results people are seeing with high dose Medical Marijuana oil therapy.
    People are recovering from being at death’s door with Stage 4 Cancer — for them its a miracle drug.