A new poll shows Iowans support legalizing marijuana for medical use.
Of those polled by Quinnipiac University, 81 percent support medical cannabis. Just 17 percent oppose it.
However, 55-percent of voters oppose allowing marijuana for personal recreational use.
The pollsters say opposition to personal marijuana is higher in Iowa than in any state they’ve surveyed so far on the subject.
“Iowans overwhelmingly think marijuana should be legal for medical purposes, but most voters oppose legalizing personal recreational use,” Peter Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said. “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.”
Governor Branstad has said legalizing medical marijuana won’t happen this year.
Over 1,300 registered Iowa voters responded to the poll.