Poll: 88% of New Yorkers favor legalization of medical marijuana

The new poll reveals 88 percent of those asked are in favor of medical marijuana use in New York. (2/17/14)

YONKERS - A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows that a majority New Yorkers believe marijuana should be legalized in the state for medical use.

The new poll reveals 88 percent of those asked are in favor of medical marijuana use in New York, with only 9 percent opposed. 

In his State of the State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he's looking to launch a limited, hospital-based medical marijuana program in New York.

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Some lawmakers are going a step further and pushing for full legalization, which would include buying it at stores for recreational use like in Colorado. According to the poll, only 57 percent of New Yorkers are in favor of legalizing marijuana.

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