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Minnesota Voters Overwhelming Support Medical Marijuana

The voters of Minnesota overwhelmingly want to see medical marijuana approved in their state. According to a new survey by Public Policy Polling for the Marijuana Policy Project, voters in the state back medical marijuana by greater than a two-to-one margin.

PPP (3/1-2)
Do you support or oppose changing the law in Minnesota to allow people with serious and terminal illnesses to use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it?
Support  ………………. 65%
Oppose ………………. 27%
Not sure ………………. 8%

As with all polling about marijuana-related issues, there is a big generational divide. An incredible 87 percent of voters under the age of 35 support medical marijuana, while only 47 percent of senior citizens support the change.

Unfortunately, despite the overwhelming support for medical marijuana in the state, it seems unlikely that any new law will be approved this year. According the Star Tribune it is unlikely that the legislature will take up this issue this session.

Photo by marijuana2007b 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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