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Majority of Illinois voters support medical marijuana, but oppose recreational use

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Mar 07, 2016
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While four in five voters in Illinois support the legalization of medical marijuana, more than half are opposed to legalizing pot for recreational use, according to a new poll.The poll by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University found 82 percent of voters support legal medical marijuana while just 16 percent said they're opposed. But when asked about legalizing cannabis for recreational purposes, voters were split, with 51 percent against and 45 percent in favor.“We see clear support for medicinal marijuana, but recreational use is a mixed bag,” said David Yepsen, director of the Institute. “Medical use, recreational use, and decriminalization are all related...

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