Nearly three in four North Carolina voters—including bipartisan majorities—say they support a proposed bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state, according to a new poll.
The survey from Meredith College found that 73 percent of North Carolinians back the medical cannabis legislation, compared to 15 percent who said they were opposed and 12 percent who were undecided.
There was majority support across political affiliations, including 91 percent of Democrats, 64 percent of Republicans and 77 percent of those who identified as unaffiliated.
Here’s the text of the survey question that was posed to voters:
“North Carolina is considering a law to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana (medical marijuana) for the treatment of certain diseases and conditions. Do you support a law allowing the use of marijuana in North Carolina for medical reasons?”
The poll involved interviews with 973 North Carolina voters from February 3-7, with a three percentage point margin of error. The results were released about a month after a Republican state lawmaker refiled a medical cannabis legalization bill.
The legislation from Senate Rules and Operations Committee Chairman Bill Rabon (R) would allow patients with qualifying conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and multiple sclerosis
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