New polling out of Kentucky has found that a vast majority of the state’s residents support the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
The 2013 Kentucky Health Issues Poll, which was released today, found that 78% of those in the state support legalizing medical cannabis; 40% support cannabis legalization for any purpose.
The poll validates a poll released in May conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati which found that nearly 80% of Kentucky residents support legal medical cannabis. In that poll, similar to the 40% in this new poll, 38% stated that they’re in favor of recreational cannabis legalization.
Earlier this year Kentucky lawmakers approved a measure which legalizes hemp under state law. Clearly the state is ready for further reform.