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Majority of West Virginia Voters Support Medical Marijuana

West Virginia is the 14th most conservative state in the country. It has the third highest percentage of senior citizens in the country and it is the state where Mitt Romney won his fifth largest share of the vote. Despite all that there is still majority support for medical marijuana, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey done for the Marijuana Policy Project.

West Virginia
PPP (1/7-9)
Do you support or oppose changing the law in West Virginia to allow seriously and terminally ill patients to use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it?
Support ………………. 53%
Oppose ………………. 40%
Not sure ……………… 6%

This poll highlights how mainstream and uncontroversial medical marijuana is with regular Americans. The public overwhelmingly supports this policy even in very conservative states like West Virginia.

Given its broad support is is absurd that the federal government continues to categorize marijuana as a Schedule I substance. This makes medical marijuana still technically illegal under federal law even in the states where it has been approved.

Photo by jamiev_0 under Creative Commons license

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Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at

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