Poll: 72% of Wyoming Residents Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis, 62% Support Decriminalization

A large majority of those residing in Wyoming, one of the nation’sSOURCE: Cannabis Now Magazine 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.

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2 thoughts on “Poll: 72% of Wyoming Residents Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis, 62% Support Decriminalization”

  1. In other words, support for continued criminalization of rec users in Wyoming: 65%. This poll is nothing to brag about. Forget Wyoming and their anti-rec attitudes. Who the hell needs Wyoming when you got a truly free state like Colorado that’s not afraid of rec use?

  2. This is a very telling poll. Wyoming is, very consistently, one of the most conservative U.S. states.

    62% of them are saying to stop arresting and treating people who consume marijuana like they are criminals.

    72% of them are saying that for medical uses, marijuana should be completely legal.

    If the people in even the most conservative state in the union see that marijuana prohibition is a bad policy, there’s great hope that positive change on this issue may be coming nationwide… and sooner rather than later.

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