A new poll was released showing that 74 percent of Utahns support medical cannabis. Other recent polls have showed similar levels of support.
With legislative inaction, a group now puts forward a citizen petition which would set up a medical marijuana (non-smoking) system in Utah, where a limited number of registered growers would provide types of marijuana to be prescribed by a limited number of doctors for specific diseases and/or chronic pain.
Here are some of the interesting numbers found by Jones in his latest survey:
— Utah Republicans favor passage of the citizen initiative on MM, 61-35 percent.
— Democrats really like the idea, 93-7 percent.
— Political independents, who don’t belong to any political party, favor MM, 87-13 percent.
— Even those who self-described themselves as politically “very conservative” favor medical marijuana legalization, 51-42 percent.
— The “somewhat conservatives,” favor it, 71-25; the “moderates” like the petition, 84-14 percent; “somewhat liberals,” 92-8 percent; and the “very liberals,” 97-2 percent.
Those who said they are “somewhat active” in the LDS Church like MM, 80-15 percent; former Mormons who have left the faith like it, 87-5 percent; Catholics favor MM, 80-20 percent; Protestants (which includes born-again Christians), 61-26 percent; and those with no religion like it, 96-4 percent.