Poll shows majority of older Americans support medical marijuana

December 20, 2004

, WIS TV - Columbia, SC

According to the AARP, nearly three-fourths of older American think patients should legally be allowed to use marijuana if a doctor prescribes it.

More than half those questioned say they think the drug does have some medical benefits. However, more people say they believe marijuana is addictive.

The group says it's not taking a position one way or the other on the issue. It says it just wanted to study it because more states are passing laws on the matter and the Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling on medical marijuana next year.

The AARP polled 1,700 people in a random telephone survey in November. 

Posted 4:20pm by Chantelle Janelle

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