Poll: Americans favor medical pot, split on recreational weed
Americans overwhelmingly support legalizing medical marijuana, but are split on its recreational use, a new poll shows.
Eighty-three percent of Americans surveyed recently said doctors should be able to prescribe marijuana to patients, according to the results of a Yahoo/Marist poll published Monday.
However, 49 percent said they support legalizing recreational marijuana, compared to 47 percent who said they disapprove.
The results of Monday’s report stems from telephone interviews conducted last month with 1,122 adults, pollsters said.
Twenty-eights states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana.