On the same day that a poll was released showing 78% of people in Florida support medical marijuana, another poll by Quinnipiac showed that 81% of people in Iowa support medical marijuana. That’s such a huge percentage that it blows my mind that medical marijuana is not a reality in Iowa. Is there any other issue in Iowa that has 81% support among voters? Below is more information about what the poll found:
“Iowa voters support 81 – 17 percent allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana for medical use, with support of 68 percent or more from every party, gender and age group, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Only 36 percent of Iowa voters, including 42 percent of voters 18 to 29 years old, say they ever have tried marijuana.
Marijuana is equally as dangerous as alcohol, 49 percent of voters say, while 16 percent say it is more dangerous and 31 percent say it is less dangerous. Voters are divided 46 – 46 percent on whether marijuana use leads to other drugs. Men say no 50 – 42 percent while women believe 51 – 42 percent it does lead to other drugs.
“Iowans overwhelmingly think marijuana should be legal for medical purposes, but most voters oppose legalizing personal recreational use,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “Opposition to personal marijuana is higher in Iowa than in any state we’ve surveyed so far on this subject. Support for medical marijuana is comparable to other states.
If personal marijuana use were legal in Iowa, 57 percent of voters say it would not bother them if a neighbor grew marijuana in their home.”