Most Virginia voters favor legalizing marijuana, with the vast majority saying they probably wouldn’t use the drug if possessing it wasn’t a crime, according to a new poll released today.
The telephone survey by The Quinnipiac University Poll found that close to nine of every 10 people surveyed wanted doctors to be able to legally prescribe marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Just over half – 54 percent – wanted broader legalization, allowing adults to possess a small amount of the drug for personal use. Forty-one percent opposed legalization and 5 percent didn’t know or didn’t say.
Support for legalization varied by political party affiliation and age, according to the poll, which was conducted March 29-April 7. [Read more at The Virginian-Pilot]