Public Opinion Poll: Do Utahns Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis?
This poll of 400 likely voters was conducted Feb 26-28, 2015 and carries a +- 4.9 percentage points margin of error. Live callers conducted the interviews over both landline phones and cell phones. It was jointly sponsored by Libertas Institute and Drug Policy Project of Utah, and conducted by Y2 Analytics.
1. Should doctors who specialize in treating serious illnesses like cancer, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s be allowed to recommend cannabis, sometimes referred to as marijuana, as a treatment for their patients with serious medical conditions, or not?
Subgroup breakout: results below shown by self-described partisan identification.
Subgroup breakout: results below shown by age group.
Subgroup breakout: results below shown by affiliation with the LDS Church.
2. Tell me whether you agree or disagree with the statement: People with serious illnesses should be punished under Utah state law for using cannabis to treat their condition.
3. Tell me whether you agree or disagree with the statement: Cannabis is more dangerous than drugs like cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.
Editor’s note: the federal government’s current classification of drugs ranks cannabis as being more dangerous than cocaine and methamphetamine, and equal in danger to heroin.
4. Tell me whether you agree or disagree with the statement: It should be legal for people with terminal illnesses to use drugs recommended by their doctor but that have not been approved by the FDA.
Editor’s note: this question relates to “Right to Try” legislation receiving near-unanimous support from the Utah legislature.