A strong majority of Utah voters, including a majority of those who are “very active” in the Mormon Church, support an initiative to legalize medical cannabis, according to new polling.
Utah voters are overwhelming in favor of legalizing the medical use of cannabis, a new UtahPolicy.com poll has found. 74% stated that they are in favor of a proposed initiative that would allow qualified patients to possess, use and purchase (from licensed dispensaries) cannabis medicines such as edibles, tinctures and topicals (lotions, ointments, etc.). Just 22% oppose the proposal, with 4% undecided.
Although the LDS church has come out strongly against legalizing medical cannabis, 63% of voters who say they’re “very active” in the Mormon Church support the legalization of medical cannabis, with just 33% – less than one in three – opposed.
The survey, conducted by Dan Jones & Associates, polled 608 adults from Aug. 30-Sept. 5. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.97 percent.
Last month the Utah Patients Coalition received approval from the state to begin collecting signatures on their initiative to legalize medical cannabis. The group must collect 113,143 by January in order to put the measure to a vote of the people during the November, 2018 general election.
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Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.