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Poll shows La. voters support medical marijuana

5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago April 28, 2016 Apr 28, 2016 Thursday, April 28 2016 April 28, 2016 11:37 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- A poll by JMC Enterprises, commissioned by The Louisiana Cannabis Association, revealed that 72 percent of Louisiana voters are in favor of the medical marijuana legislation.

Key poll findings include:

- 72 percent of Louisiana voters agree that medical marijuana should be available for patients while 13 percent opposed the usage. The remaining 15 percent were undecided.

- 70 percent of Democrats and 67 percent of Republicans are in favor of legislation for medical marijuana use.

- 37 percent were in factor of expanding sanctions to include recreational use along with medical use of marijuana. Equally, 37 percent favored sanctioning marijuana for medical use while 20 percent opposed sanctions for any form of marijuana.

The results come after a bill to extend use of medical marijuana to those with serious medical conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, seizure disorders and epilepsy passed through the Louisiana State Senate.

The bill, Senate bill 271 has since been referred to the House Health and Welfare Committee.

The poll was conducted by choosing a sample of likely households in the state by phone where 79 percent were landlines and 21 percent were cell phones. There were 600 completed responses to three poll questions, according to the report by JMC Enterprises.

The survey was conducted on Apr. 23.

To view the poll results click here.

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