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Oct 13, 2016 12:30 PM

Most Indiana Voters Back Medical Marijuana, Survey Finds

The latest statewide survey carried out by Howey Politics Indiana on the request of WTHR has found that the overwhelming majority of Indiana voters are likely to support medical marijuana legalization.

About 600 state voters were surveyed by the Public Opinion Strategies from Oct. 3 till Oct. 5. The results show that 73% of respondents are going to vote in favor of medical marijuana use in the state. In contrast, 25% of likely Indiana voters provided a negative response, and only 2% were in doubt or refused to reply to the question.

Half of Arizonians Support Recreational Use of Marijuana
Half of Arizonians Support Recreational Use of Marijuana
Several months before the November voting, a new poll reports that nearly 50% of the state residents are likely to support a recreational marijuana initiative—Proposition 205.

The researchers also took into consideration the political position of the respondents. The poll findings revealed that 82% of Democrats backed the legalization of medical cannabis in Indiana, while only 59% of Republicans supported the initiative. As for independent voters, they reported their support at the level of 77%.

Analyzing the respondents' race and gender affiliation, the researchers have not found any differences in their position towards medical cannabis. Both white and minority voters ranged their support of medical weed from 72% to 74%, and females and males polled responded in a similar way.

It is important to mention that older voters showed the lowest level of support for marijuana legalization in comparison to other age groups. Voters aged over 65 reported 57% of willingness to vote for the initiative, while 41% of older respondents did not want to benefit from medical marijuana.

Which U.S. States Still Prohibit Marijuana?
Which U.S. States Still Prohibit Marijuana?
While the United States has been significantly involved in the marijuana reform, there are some states that still prohibit all forms of cannabis use. Are advocates doing anything to push marijuana proposals? And when will these states join the national marijuana movement?

The Indiana government was presented with several cannabis reform measures during this year's legislative session. One of them was medical marijuana bill SB 209 introduced by Sen. Karen Tallian, but like all others, it did not pass the committee.

One month left before the general election, and Indiana still has time to catch up with other U.S. states adding the marijuana legalization question to the ballot. According to Neal Smith, weed activists have to work on appointing people who follow the will of the state voters for places in the Indiana Statehouse.

Are These 9 States Ready to Legalize Marijuana in November?
Are These 9 States Ready to Legalize Marijuana in November?
Over the last few years, the attitude of Americans to marijuana has increasingly changed for the better due to the obvious scientific and anecdotal evidence of how cannabis is really beneficial for people.

Currently, the state has one of the strictest cannabis laws in the U.S. Marijuana possession can be punished with a $5,000 fine or even one year in prison.

Marijuana has already been legalized in twenty-five states along with the District of Columbia for either recreational or medical use. Hopefully, Hoosiers will also be able to legally benefit from this natural remedy in the near future.
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Over the last few years, the attitude of Americans to marijuana has increasingly changed for the better due to the obvious scientific and anecdotal evidence of how cannabis is really beneficial for people.
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