According to new polling, 78% of voters in Utah are in favor of a proposed initiative that would legalize medical marijuana for those with certain medical conditions.
The initiative, proposed by the Utah Patients Coalition, would legalize marijuana medicines – including oils, edibles and topicals – for those with serious medical conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain and autism.
According to a newly released poll, conducted by Dan Jones & Associates, 45% of voters “strongly support” the initiative, and 33% “somewhat support” the proposal. Just 10% oppose the initiative, with the final 10% remaining undecided. Among Republicans, 65% support legalizing medical cannabis, and among Democrats, support is almost unanimous, with 97% in favor. The poll, conducted between July 18th to July 20th, has a margin of error of +/- 3.95 percentage points.
In order for the Utah Patients Coalition to place their proposal on the 2018 general election ballot, they must collect 113,143 signatures from registered voters by April 15th.
About Anthony Martinelli
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.