Utah Citizens Support Medical Marijuana, but Not Recreational Cannabis

Utah is one of the more conservative states on the west coast when it comes to their views on marijuana, alcohol and tobacco, but a recent poll has come out with 63% of voters showing support of medical marijuana. The people of Utah do not believe or want recreational marijuana to come to their state, but they believe that a doctor should be able to prescribe cannabis to people who are in need. For the voters, it is a human rights issue to have access to medication in plant form. The vote on recreational marijuana was strongly opposed with 77% of the people polled saying that they are not interested in having marijuana available to the general public, like alcohol or tobacco.

According to the poll, 63 percent of Utah voters favored medical marijuana as prescribed by a licensed doctor. Thirty-five percent said they opposed it. Just two percent of those surveyed didn’t know.

The poll, which was conducted in early September by Dan Jones & Associates, also found 77 percent of Utah voters oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana. Twenty-two percent said they favored it, with one percent of those polled saying they were undecided.

The poll’s margin of error for both questions was plus or minus 3.98 percent.


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