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Virginia: Majority Of Voters Back Legalization, Supermajority Endorse Marijuana For Medical Purposes

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Virginia: Majority Of Voters Back Legalization, Supermajority Endorse Marijuana For Medical Purposes

Richmond, VA: Nearly nine out of ten Virginians support legalizing the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and a majority support allowing adults to possess the plant for any reason, according to the results of a statewide Quinnipiac University poll of registered voters.

Fifty-four percent of voters support "allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use." Forty-one percent of respondents opposed the idea.

Seventy-five percent of voters age 18 to 34 support legalization, as do a majority of voters (59 percent) between the ages of 35 and 54. The majority of those over the age of 55 and most Republicans (57 percent) oppose regulating the plant's use.

By contrast, 86 percent of Virginia voters - including majorities in every demographic - support the physicians-supervised use of cannabis therapy.

For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director, at (202) 483-5500, or visit: http://www.vanorml.org.