Seven In Ten North Carolina Voters Back Medical Marijuana Legalization As Senate Reform Bill Remains Stalled

Seven In Ten North Carolina Voters Back Medical Marijuana Legalization As Senate Reform Bill Remains Stalled
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About seven out of 10 North Carolina voters support legalizing medical marijuana, and a plurality favors letting adults access cannabis for recreational use, according to a new poll. The survey from WNCT, The Hill and Emerson College found that 68 percent of voters believe marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes—a finding that comes as lawmakers have stalled on a Senate reform bill that cleared three committees last year. Only 19 percent of respondents said they were against medical cannabis legalization. With respect to adult-use marijuana policy, voters are largely divided, with 48 percent in favor of the broader reform and 43 percent against it. That’s a slight drop from the last time the survey put that question to voters. Via WNCT. But as election seasons nears, it stands to reason that more lawmakers might take special notice of the poll’s results on medical cannabis. The survey involved interviews with 1,047 general election registered voters in the state from April 2-4, with a +/-3 percentage point margin of error. Sen. Bill Rabon (R)’s bill to achieve the medical cannabis policy change is still in play this session, but it hasn’t seen action since August. After advancing through three committees, it was re-referred to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee, which is chaired by the sponsor. It’s not clear if or when the Compassionate Care Act will get to the floor. Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R) said in September that he didn’t expect the bill to be taken up until this spring, though he added at the time that no final decisions had been made and he felt that lawmakers still needed to examine the language and experiences of other states. Rabon, for his part, also said in September that the bill is “not quite ready,” and legislators are …

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