Poll: Virginia is for Pot Lovers

Lake in Farmville Virginia
Maybe not “lovers” but definitely supporters. A poll was just released that shows major support for medical marijuana in Virginia. Poll after poll shows that it is time to legalize medical marijuana nationwide.

Below are results from the poll.

Virginia supports medical marijuana by an overwhelming 84 – 13 percent. Support for recreational marijuana is divided, with a large generation gap.

Support for medical marijuana ranges from 75 – 21 percent among Republicans and 92 – 6 percent among Democrats. Also, 81 – 17 percent among voters over 65 years old and 90 – 9 percent among voters 18 to 29 years old.

Support for legalizing marijuana for personal use is 46 percent, with 48 percent opposed. Democrats support it 58 – 35 percent, with Republicans opposing it 68 – 27 percent and independent voters divided 47 – 47 percent. Men support 52 – 43 percent while women oppose 51 – 42 percent.

Voters 18 to 29 years old support legalizing marijuana for personal use 71 – 26 percent, with voters over 65 years old opposed 66 – 24 percent.

Marijuana is as dangerous as alcohol, 47 percent of Virginia voters say, while 36 percent say it is less dangerous. Marijuana use does not lead to use of other drugs, voters say 51 – 41 percent.

About Douglas Slain

Doug received a JD from Stanford Law School, a MA from the University of Chicago, and a BA from DePauw University (Phi Beta Kappa). After practicing real estate and finance law at then Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, he founded four national monthly law reporting titles now owned by Thomson-Reuters. He served two consecutive terms as chairman of the American Bar Association’s General Practice section’s Professional Responsibility Committee. Slain was an ABA-appointed rule of law consultant to the Ministry of Economy for the Republic of Latvia as its secured transactions adviser. He taught briefly at Stanford Law School as an adjunct clinical law professor. Slain has been the managing partner of Private Placement Advisors since August 2009. In January 2013 he founded Outliers Network.

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