South Carolinians want medical marijuana. According to a poll released this week, 61 percent of people surveyed would support cannabis as a treatment for various ailments. Only 31 percent opposed the idea.
The survey, conducted in December by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, involved phone interviews with 625 registered South Carolina voters. The poll has a margin of error of 4 percent.
According to the Independent Mail:
The poll showed the lowest support for medical marijuana is in the Upstate, where 53 percent of respondents expressed support and 35 percent were opposed. Support for medical marijuana topped the 60-percent threshold in every other part of South Carolina, according to the poll.
“The numbers in the poll are positive,” Jill Swing, founder of SC Compassionate Care Alliance, told the Independent Mail.
This is not the first poll that shows South Carolina’s support for medical marijuana. A 2o16 survey revealed that nearly 4 in 5 residents – or 78 percent – support legalizing medical marijuana.
The 2016 poll results were encouraging for state Sen. Tom Davis, a Republican who supports the idea. According to a report in The