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27 January 2014

New Poll Says 54% of Georgians Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana

A recent public opinion survey by Georgia-based Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications reveal that a majority of Georgia voters approve of medical marijuana. Support among Democrats and Independents is nearly 60% while support for medical cannabis among Republicans is split – 42% approve of medical marijuana and 42% oppose.

“Georgia voters overwhelmingly approve of the use of medical marijuana,” said John Garst, President of Rosetta Stone Communications, “Elected officials have shown a willingness to consider this proposal and I think that bodes well for the advocates of medicinal cannabis.”

The poll was conducted exclusively for WSB-TV, 23 January 2014, and released 24 January 2014. The survey included responses from 750 active Georgia voters and has a margin of error of 3.5%. The survey was conducted using IVR technology and weighted for accuracy by age, gender and race.

WSB reports that legislation legalizing medical marijuana will be introduced Tuesday in the Georgia General Assembly.