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New Quinnipiac Poll: 50 Percent Of Ohio Supports Legalization Plan

OHIO: A campaign to legalize personal and medical marijuana use in Ohio starts with slightly more than 50 percent of the state supporting the concept, according to a poll by Quinnipiac University released on Monday.

Whether those 50 percent will support the specific plan now going through the signature-gathering process is another question.

Quinnipiac, an independent Connecticut-based polling institute that regularly surveys Ohio voters, found that 52 percent support allowing possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, while 44 percent oppose.

The answer was consistent with what Quinnipiac found in February, 2014, when 51 percent supported legalization, while 44 percent were opposed.

The new poll shows that Ohio voters overwhelmingly approve marijuana for medical use by 84 to 15 percent, but at a lower rate than a year ago when 87 percent supported medical marijuana and 11 percent opposed it.

Polls Show Steady Drop In Support For The Legalization Of Medical Marijuana In Florida

FLORIDA:  Just a few short months ago, popular support for medical marijuana in Florida was sky high.

Backers of Amendment 2, which would make medical cannabis legal, seemed poised for victory on election day.

But more recent polls suggest public support might be slipping away fast.

A Quinnipiac University poll from the summer showed 88 percent support. In a Public Policy Poll taken last month support dropped to 61 percent. Then came a poll released this week by the Bob Graham Center showing support among likely voters down to 48 percent, well below the 60 percent needed for the amendment to become law.


New Poll Shows Greater Support For Legalized Marijuana In Florida

FLORIDA:  A Quinnipiac University poll released this morning shows the largest support for legalizing marijuana in the State of Florida ever. This should help Libertarian Party of Florida gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie. Unlike his opponents, who have very limited support of legalizing marijuana, Wyllie would like Floridians to have the freedom to utilize the plant as they wish, so long as they take the personal responsibility that goes along with its use. It should also help Libertarian Party of Florida Attorney General candidate, Bill Wohlsifer, who has been on the forefront of the getting marijuana legalized in the state.

Among Florida seniors, 83% support legalizing the plant and 95% of millennials (18-29 year olds) do as well. Even 80% of Republican voters support its legalization, which is a major switch from just a few years ago. Overall, 88% of Florida voters support legalizing cannabis for medical use, which bodes well for the November general election’s Amendment 2.

It is the level of legalization which there is some discrepancy. Fifty-five percent of Florida voters support allowing adults in the state to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use a/k/a “recreational marijuana.” The level of legalization Democrats are at is 64% and Republicans are at 41%. Millennials support this level of legalization at 72%, while seniors are only at 36%. It becomes clear through the poll that seniors mostly support medical marijuana, however have not yet made the leap to allowing use of the plant as say, having a beer or a glass of wine.


Thin Majority Of Connecticut Voters Support Marijuana For Personal Use, Poll Shows

CONNECTICUT: A slight majority of Connecticut voters support the legalization of marijuana for personal use, said a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.

By 52-45 percent, voters said adults should be able to possess small amounts of the drug. The poll found a huge margin, 90-9 percent, support medical use of marijuana, and 69-28 percent would support having a medical marijuana dispensary in their town.

Like previous polls on recreational use, voters aged 18 to 29 support it 80-20 percent, while voters older than 65 oppose it 61-34 percent. Men back it 54-42 percent, while women remain divided at 49-48 percent.

Poll: Ohioans Strongly Back Medical Marijuana

OHIO: Ohio voters overwhelmingly back the use of medical marijuana and narrowly support making recreational use of the drug legal, according to poll results released Monday morning.

A Quinnipiac University poll showed 87 percent of voters, including broad backing from every demographic measured, support allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes, compared to just 11 percent who didn’t. A smaller majority — 51 percent — of voters said adults in Ohio should be allowed possess small amounts of the drug for personal use, while 44 percent were opposed to that.

“Ohioans narrowly favor legalizing pot for personal use, with women opposed while men support the idea,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a news release

New York Poll: Legalize Marijuana

NEW YORK:  Voters in New York state support the legalization of marijuana for both medical and personal use, according to a new poll released Monday.

The Quinnipiac University poll shows that 88 percent of voters in the Empire State back the legalization of medical marijuana, compared to 9 percent who oppose it. A majority of voters in the state also support the legalization of small quantities of pot for personal use, 57 percent to 39 percent.

“Medical marijuana is a no-brainer for New York State voters, and they also would follow Colorado in legalizing marijuana for fun,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

New Florida Poll: 82 Percent Of Voters Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana

FLORIDA: If a medical marijuana initiative makes Florida’s ballot next year, it could pass with an astonishing 82 percent of the vote, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday that finds voters also favor outright legalization as well.

Support for the proposed constitutional amendment is strong among voters of every political stripe, age and income level, with independents lending the most support: 88 percent, the poll shows.

The overall 82-16 percent support for medical marijuana is the biggest to date. The previous high point for Florida approval was about 70 percent in a poll taken earlier this year by the medical-marijuana advocacy group, People United for Medical Marijuana. [Read more…]

West Virginia Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

WEST VIRGINIA: A medical marijuana bill received final approval in the West Virginia Legislature on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Jim Justice. He has publicly expressed support for legal access to medical marijuana and is expected to sign the bill into law, making West Virginia the 29th state to adopt an effective medical marijuana law.

SB 386, introduced by Sen. Richard Ojeda (D-Logan), received initial approval from the Senate last week (28-6). The House substantially amended the bill before approving it on Tuesday (76-24). The Senate passed the new version on concurrence Wednesday afternoon (28-6), along with some minor amendments, and the House signed off on the final version Thursday (74-24).

“Some of the House amendments to the bill are concerning, but it still has the potential to provide relief to thousands of seriously ill WestVirginians,” said Matt Simon of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), who is a West Virginia native and graduate of West Virginia University. “We commend the Legislature for passing this compassionate and much-needed legislation, and we encourage Gov. Justice to sign it into law.

“This will be an important and, in some cases, life-saving program,” Simon said. “It is critical that the state implement it promptly. We are committed to working with officials to make sure the program is as effective as possible and to get it up and running in a timely fashion. Many patients cannot afford to wait much longer.”

SB 386, titled the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, charges the Bureau of Public Health with regulating medical marijuana growers, processors, and dispensaries. Patients with specifically listed qualifying medical conditions will be allowed to use extracts, tinctures, and other preparations of marijuana, but not marijuana in flower or leaf form. This differs from the original version of the bill and the medical marijuana programs in most other states. A summary of SB 386 is available at

“There is nearly universal support for legalizing medical marijuana in the U.S., and it spans the political spectrum,” Simon said. “This is the third state in a row to pass a medical marijuana bill through a Republican-controlled House and Senate. Hopefully, this is a trend that will continue with some other states and at the federal level.”

A February 2017 Quinnipiac University Poll found 93% of U.S. voters think marijuana should be legal for medical purposes. Twenty-eight states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories of Guam and Puerto Rico have enacted effective medical marijuana laws, and 18 states have adopted medical marijuana laws that are ineffective because they are either unworkable or exceptionally restrictive. Once S.B. 386 is signed into law, only three states in the nation — Idaho, Indiana, and Kansas — will lack any form of medical marijuana law.