A recent Quinnipiac poll conducted in New York showed a majority of state voters supporting to legalize medical, recreational marijuana. Over 88% of all voted in the favor of marijuana use in New York, while a decent 57% favored the use of marijuana for recreational use.
However, a 9% of New Yorkers also opposed the idea of legalizing medical marijuana, and 39% of them repelled the thought of legalization of recreational marijuana even in small amounts.
The polling also saw a noteworthy gender gap in supporting the idea of legalizing pot. While there were 63% of men in favor of marijuana use, the women were limited to only 51% – both sections ageing between 18 and 29 years. [Source: Quinnipiac Poll]
Meanwhile, one of the most renowned faces who opposes medical marijuana use in New York is Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac Polling Institute. “Medical marijuana is a no-brainer for New York state voters, and they also would follow Colorado in legalizing marijuana for fun, But a slim plurality don’t think legalization has been good for Colorado’s reputation,” he said while indicating that legalizing medical marijuana can seriously lead to extensive drug abuse.
His views were similar to many medical experts including Dr. Harris Straytner, who thinks that even the limited use of medical marijuana could lead people to use it more, which is bad in its own way.
Among the supporters were Michelle Pena and Julio Rivera who designated that it’s after all the choice of users if they want to use it, but under a definite legal spectrum. “If you’re doing it in your own home it’s okay. You are not disturbing anybody,” Julio Rivera said.
Amid the inflow of the views and reviews, New York Governor Cuomo allowed around twenty hospitals to use medical marijuana for limited use. His decision was focused on to allow marijuana prescription people with diseases like cancer, glaucoma, etc. A further poll also suggested 41% of voters supporting Cuomo for his take over limited medical marijuana use, while 31% disagreed and 28% said to be not sure.
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