Quinnipiac Univ. poll finds Ohio supports legal marijuana usage

Posted Feb 24, 2014 by Marcus Hondro
An independent Quinnipiac University poll conducted in Ohio has found citizens of that state support legal medical marijuana in large numbers and they narrowly support personal pot use. The poll results were announced Monday, Feb. 24.
A marijuana leaf.
A marijuana leaf.
With permission by Reuters / Anthony Bolante
Poll results found 87 percent of respondents supported medical marijuana usage in that state, compared with just 11 percent who said they would not support it. When it came to possessing small amounts of the drug for recreational usage, 51 percent supported legalizing possessing small amounts, while 44 percent said they did not support it.
Currently in the U.S. there are 20 states and D.C. that have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Two states, Washington State and Colorado, have also legalized the sale and possession of pot for recreational use; they did so in November of 2012.
The Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll also found that 47 percent of respondents believe marijuana to be as dangerous as alcohol, 36 percent say it is less dangerous and 14 percent say it is more dangerous than alcohol.