Medical Marijuana Update: More Adults Wants Cannabis To be Legalized, Survey

First Posted: Oct 14, 2016 04:28 AM EDT

Positive news about the effects of medical marijuana is spreading lately. People who had experienced the good effects of the plants wants others to try it. Different states also want to legalize medical marijuana. Thus, the current survey shows that more adults want the medical marijuana to be legal in the United States.

Adults coming from the United States see the positive side of medical marijuana. The support from them shoots up to 60%, making a close reversal of attitudes held a decade ago. The good review of the effects of marijuana influenced approximately two dozen states to allow legal access to the drugs or any cannabis-related drugs. The U.S. states are set to vote on Nov. 8 on marijuana-related measures.

The new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that 57 percent of the Unites States adult said that the medical marijuana should be made legal and only 37 percent answered that it should be illegal. It was a big difference because ten years ago, 60 percent voted for medical marijuana to be illegal and only 32 percent want it to be legal.

Meanwhile,  in the politician's view regarding medical marijuana, the opinions are divided among the republican and democrats. In a survey from the Washington-based center found that 66% of Democrats support the legalization of marijuana while 30% wants it to be illegal. As for the Republicans, 41% favor the legalization, while 55% opposed,the response comes from 1,201 U.S. adults, as reported by Fox News.

As follows, the Liberal Democrats were the most supportive of the legalization of marijuana. The Pew study reports that 78% are in supporting it. As for the millennial adults ages between 18 and 35 have the most support of the legalization, 71% of them are in favor.

As for the other U.S. states, California, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada will vote on Nov. 8 for the legalization of recreational use of marijuana. While four other states are voting for access to medical marijuana, according to Reuters.

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