A drastic majority of voters in the United States support legalizing medical cannabis, while a majority is also in support of legalizing cannabis for all uses, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll.
According to the poll, 89% of American voters believe that medical cannabis should be legal if prescribed by a doctor; only 9% oppose this move. Although the number is much lower, a solid 54% of American voters also support legalizing cannabis for all uses.
“The fact that a majority of American voters favors legalizing marijuana in general shows how attitudes about the drug have changed”, says Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
The poll found a gender gap in support for recreational legalization, as men support it 60% to 37%, while women are much more divided with 48% in support and 46% in opposition.
The poll took place between May 24 and May 30, and had a total of 1,561 participants; the margin of error is +/- 2.5 percentage points.