TENNESSEE: Quick! Can you name a political issue supported by 75 percent of Tennesseans (including 56 percent of Republicans), with 7 percent having no opinion and a mere 18 percent opposed?
Wine in grocery stores? Nope. Guns in parks? Far from it. Motherhood? Apple pie? Could even these all-American concepts win in such a landslide?
But a Middle Tennessee State University poll published this week found three-fourths of voters favor medical marijuana. How can this be? Here’s how.
First, thousands of Tennesseans and their families and friends have seen firsthand that marijuana is safe and effective medicine, often working when legal drugs fail. These Tennesseans believe their own eyes, not the prohibitionist propaganda that medical marijuana is a scam.