Poll: Amer­i­cans fa­vor med­i­cal pot, split on recre­ational weed

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — An­drew Blake

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.

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