Tennesseans favor legal pot, at least for medical uses

A large majority of Tennesseans favor legalizing marijuana — at least for medicinal use — a new poll taken for Vanderbilt University has found.

Nearly one-third of Tennesseans believe marijuana should be legal for personal use and another 44 percent say it should be available legally for medical reasons. Only 22 percent say marijuana should be illegal in all circumstances.

The results come from a poll released this morning by Vanderbilt's Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Princeton Survey Research Associates polled 1,505 Tennessee residents, including 1,245 registered voters, to get their views on education, guns, health care and state leaders.

The poll was taken April 28-May 14 by landline telephone and cell phone. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.


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