Another survey says Minnesotans want medical marijuana


A bill that would legalize marijuana for medical use has been debated and tweaked since it was first introduced late last spring. But the one thing that’s held steady is popular support.
Further proof came last week when KSTP-TV released the results of polling conducted through SurveyUSA. The research firm asked 543 registered voters whether medical marijuana should be legal and found overwhelming support: 68 percent of Minnesotans said yes and 24 percent said no.

The results mirrored two other surveys conducted last year by Public Policy Polling and St. Cloud State University. (The Star Tribune concluded in February that only a slight majority of Minnesotans — 51 percent — were on board.)
The KSTP survey did not compare answers based on political parties, but the St. Cloud Survey did. Pollsters there found that 86 percent of Democrats liked the idea of docs prescribing pot to patients with qualifying illnesses. That means Gov. Mark Dayton — who long ago promised to veto anything cops and prosecutors didn’t like — is in disagreement with almost his entire party. In fact, the DFL put the issue on its official agenda back in 1992.
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