Poll: 65 percent of local voters back medical marijuana for seriously ill
By Andrea Zimmermann
Posted Mar 11, 2008 @ 01:21 PMhttp://www.rrstar.com/boone/x1775727806?view=print
SPRINGFIELD — A new poll shows that 65 percent of registered voters in the Rock River Valley support allowing seriously ill people to use and grow marijuana as a way to relieve their pain.
The poll, which was released Monday by the Washington-based Marijuana Policy Project, supports a Chicago Democrat’s legislation that aims to legalize marijuana for that purpose.
The results from the Rock River Valley are similar to the poll’s statewide results.
The poll surveyed 400 registered voters in Winnebago, Ogle, DeKalb, Boone and Stephenson counties.
For more background on this issue, visit the In Chambers blog.
Staff writer Andrea Zimmermann may be reached at 217-753-3882 or firstname.lastname@example.org