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A Whopping 89% of U.S. Voters Say That Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

Almost all U.S. voters support medical marijuana if prescribed by a doctor, a new Quinnipiac University National poll finds.

The poll, which was released Monday, finds that 89 percent of U.S. voters support allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if prescribed by a doctor. Medical marijuana is a nonpartisan issue, the poll finds, with 81 percent of Republicans, 94 percent of Democrats, and 93 percent of Independent voters all saymedical pot should be legal.

Such growing support bodes well for the industry despite its murky legal status in the U.S. Already 24 states and the District of Columbia have sanctioned some form of the plant’s medicinal or recreational uses.

The poll also found that 87 percent U.S. voters believe that U.S. Veterans Administration doctors should be allowed to prescribe medical marijuana in pill form to veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in states where cannabis is legal. [Read more at Inc. magazine]

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