87% of Iowa Voters, 86% of Virginia Voters Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

A newmarijuana3 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.


About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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