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.

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