Poll- New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Support Medical and Recreational Marijuana Usage
New York denizens, especially the young fraternity is in high spirits on the idea of legal marijuana. A recent poll on legalization of medical marijuana received a huge support of 88 percent votes against 9 percent in favor of this proposal, according to Quinnipiac poll released on Monday.
This means about every 9 citizens out of 10 want the use of medical marijuana to be legalized. The proposal for legalizing controlled amount of recreational pot also received similar support with 57 percent votes in favor.
“Medical marijuana is a no-brainer for New York state voters, and they also would follow Colorado in legalizing marijuana for fun” said Maurice Carroll, Director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
In the state address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared plans to allow not more than 20 hospitals to prescribe medicinal marijuana to patients, under a law that approves research on experimental drugs. About 10 hospitals and health centers have already shown their interest in this program; this includes University of Rochester Medical Center, Montefiore System, and White Plans, according to Department of Health.
The prescription of medical marijuana CBD oil will be for patients with conditions like glaucoma, cancer, and other diseases on the state list, but in states like California it wouldn’t be easy to get marijuana. There is still a generation gap on legalizing recreational pot, while for medical marijuana all demographic groups showed their overwhelming support.
The gender gap reflects significant difference in men’s poll and women’s poll on letting people possess recreational pot in smaller quantities. Men’s support was 33% to 63%, whereas, women’s support recorded 44% to 51%. Though the use of recreational pot has not yet been legalized, many New Yorkers have already used it. According to the survey, 46% of the polled said they have used it, and 51% said they haven’t. In the age bracket of 18 to 29 years, 55% divulged that they have lit up, while 69% denied.
When asked about marijuana CBD Benefits as compared to alcohol, 36% voted that alcohol is more dangerous, 13 % say pot is more dangerous, and 45% say both are equally dangerous.
“A narrow majority doubt that legalizing pot will lead to harder drug use. On that favorite debate topic between the pros and antis — which is worse, booze or pot — about half say they’re equal” Carroll said.
1,488 New York voters were surveyed in the poll; the outcome has a tolerance level of plus or minus 2.5 percent points.