More than three in four South Carolina adults, including a majority of Republicans, support medical marijuana legalization, a new poll found. And a slimmer majority in the state backs adult-use legalization as well.
The new survey results come months after a medical cannabis bill passed the South Carolina Senate only to stall in the House of Representatives. A GOP congresswoman from the state recently told Marijuana Moment that lawmakers who block the reform are “on the wrong side of history.”
The Winthrop Poll, conducted in the lead-up to this month’s midterm elections, showed that 78 percent of adults want to see cannabis legalized for medical purposes, while 54 percent are in favor of recreational legalization.
For the medical marijuana question, strong majorities of both major parties back the reform, with 82 percent of Democrats and 71 percent of Republicans on board.
There was a greater divide when it came to adult-use legalization, with a majority of Democrats (67 percent) supporting the policy change, compared to only 39 percent of Republicans.
“Support for medical marijuana has been growing in South Carolina with sizable majorities from both parties favoring it,” Scott Huffmon, director of the Winthrop Poll, said. “While a bit more
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