Seventy-three percent of Americans support amending federal law to allow for the legal use of marijuana as a medicine, a Gallup Poll reported Friday.
“Medical marijuana is an issue where the voters are far ahead of the politicians,” NORML Executive Director R. Keith Stroup, Esq. said. “Legislators must realize that legalizing marijuana as medicine is politically safe and supported by mainstream Americans across all political boundaries.”
The Gallup Poll News Service stated that, “By a three-to-one margin Americans would support making marijuana available to doctors, so it could be prescribed to reduce pain and suffering.”
These results mimic earlier surveys conducted by ABC News, The Luntz Research Company, CBS News, and Lake Research that indicated a majority of Americans from both parties support legalizing medical marijuana.
For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre of The NORML Foundation @ (202) 483-8751. To read the results of previous medical marijuana polls, please visit the NORML website.