A majority of Pennsylvanians support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, a recent Franklin & Marshall College poll reveals.
According to the poll, which was done in June, 59 percent of registered voters in Pennsylvania “strongly” support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.
Twenty five percent of respondents “somewhat” support the measure. Just eight percent “strongly” oppose legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, with four percent “somewhat” opposed to it.
However, Keystone state residents aren’t enthusiastic about legalizing pot for recreational purposes.
In the poll, just 35 percent of respondents are in favor of legalizing marijuana, with 57 percent opposed. Seven percent of people said they didn’t know how they felt about the issue.
Senate Bill 1182, passed by the Senate Law and Justice Committee in late June, would allow individuals to apply for cannabis access cards from the state Department of Health. Those seeking cards would have to provide written documentation from licensed medical professionals of an approved medical condition.