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Poll: Older people support medical marijuana, not full legalization

By Kathleen Gray

The use of medical marijuana with the blessing of a doctor gets full-throated support from a wide majority of people over the age of 50 across the nation.

But only 40% of the 2,007 people polled by the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation support cannabis use for any reason, according to results from the poll released Tuesday morning.

Those nationwide results might be troubling for a coalition of groups pushing a November ballot proposal for full legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Michigan.

If voter turnout is low and the more reliable population of older voters keeps up its tradition of casting ballots in high numbers, “it will be a lot closer and it could lose,” said Bernie Porn, president of the Lansing-based polling firm EPIC/MRA.

Read more at The Detroit Free Press

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