Poll: Slight majority of support for legalizing medical marijuana in Minn.

By KBJR News 1

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Poll: Slight majority of support for legalizing medical marijuana in Minn.

February 18, 2014 Updated Feb 18, 2014 at 1:05 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Over half of Minnesotans support legislation that would legalize medical marijuana across the state.

According to a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll 51% of Minnesotans say they would support legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, while 41% say they would oppose.

Those living in the Twin Cities were more supportive of medical marijuana compared to residents in Greater Minnesota with only 45% of those living outside of the metro supporting legalization of medicinal marijuana.

60% of the people surveyed ranging in age from 18 to 24 said they would support legalizing medical marijuana, while only 31% of those over 65 said they would support such a measure.

However, when asked if Minnesota should follow Colorado and legalize recreational marijuana, only 30% of those surveyed said yes while 63% said no.

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll surveyed 800 Minnesota adults from February 10-12, 2014. Respondents were reached on both landlines and cell phones. The poll has a margin of sampling error of 3.5 percentage points, plus or minus.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
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