Poll Boosts Push For Medical Marijuana In Ohio

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Medical marijuana supporters in Ohio are headed back to the statehouse armed with two pieces of new ammunition: recent legalization in neighboring Michigan, and new poll results showing a majority of Ohioans would favor the same in this state.

Ed Orlett, a former state legislator who lobbies on the issue, says even he was surprised when last week's Ohio poll out of the University of Cincinnati showed strong support for legalizing marijuana for medical uses.

Seventy-three percent of residents said they were in favor of allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana for medical reasons.

Results from the telephone poll showed majorities in every demographic group either strongly or somewhat supported the issue.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All rights Reserved.)

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