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.