A new Quinnipiac University poll has found that an overwhelming majority of voters in Virginia and Iowa support legalizing medical cannabis. The poll also found strong support in those states – and Colorado – for the legalization of recreational cannabis.
According to the poll released Tuesday, 87% of voters in Iowa support legalizing cannabis for medical purposes, with just 11% opposed. Support for legalizing recreational cannabis is split evenly, 47% to 47%, with the remaining 6% undecided.
In Virginia, support for legalizing medical cannabis is almost identical to that in Iowa, with 86% in favor to 11% opposed. Support for legalizing recreational cannabis, however, is considerably higher, with 54% in support to 41% opposed (which is almost identical to the national support for legalizing, according to a recent Pew Research poll).
In Colorado, voters support their states cannabis legalization law by an almost 2-1 margin, with 62% in favor to just 34% opposed.
The survey was conducted from March 29 – April 7 and included 2,803 participants.