Most Shared

WHAM13 - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

88% of NYS voters support medical pot

Albany, N.Y. - A new poll finds 88 percent of New York voters support the legalization of marijuana for medical use, and 57 percent also favor legalizing recreational use.

The Quinnipiac University poll released Monday finds only 9 percent oppose legalizing medical marijuana.

Maurice Carroll, director of the poll, says a narrow majority doubt that legalizing marijuana will lead to harder drug use, and about half say marijuana is no worse than alcohol.

The poll surveyed 1,488 New York voters by phone on Feb. 6-10 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he'll launch a limited hospital-based medical marijuana program. Sen. Liz Krueger has introduced a full legalization bill, which the Cuomo administration opposes.

 

      Copyright Associated Press 2014. All rights reserved.

 
Advertise with us!

Contests

  • Enter here for a chance to win a Project Greenlight walk-on movie role!


    Project Greenlight

  • Enter here to win a chance to attend the L.A. premiere of Best of Me, walk ...


    Best of Me

Washington Times