A large majority of those residing in Wyoming, one of the nation’s most conservative states, are in support of legalizing medical cannabis and decriminalizing cannabis possession, according to new polling conducted by the University of Wyoming.
According to the poll, 72% of residents in Wyoming support the use of medical cannabis if recommended by a physician, with just 25% opposed. The survey also found a majority – 62% – to be in support of removing the possibility of jail-time for those caught in possession of cannabis.
Support for legalizing cannabis for recreational use was considerably lower, at 35%; however, this number represents a 12% increase since the university last asked the question.
Earlier this year an initiative to legalize medical and recreational cannabis was filed by Wyoming NORML, with the goal of putting the proposal to a vote of the people in 2016.