Poll: New Yorkers favor medical marijuana

medical marijuana signThe Quinnipiac Poll out today reports that 71 percent of New York voters favor the legalization of medical marijuana. The poll reported strong support across pretty much every demographic group -- Republicans supported it the least, at 55-41.

Also from the Q Poll: New Yorker voters oppose the proposed tax on sugared sodas 57-40 (the poll described this measure as a "fat tax" or "obesity tax"). That makes sense -- after smoking all that pot for, you know, medicinal purposes, you have to wash down the cheesy poofs with something. (We joke -- but there is evidence that compounds in marijuana have therapeutic value.)

The poll did not ask people about outright legalization of pot. We did some hazy math last year that suggested doing so could generate something like $230 million for the state in revenue.

As it happens, there's already a bill in the legislature that would legalize medical marijuana. Fifteen states currently allow medical marijuana in some form, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Earlier on AOA: MMA legalization smacked in poll

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Seeing stock footage of California's marijuana dispensaries on the news seriously makes me want to up and move. As do Sonic commercials. Obviously the two go hand in hand.

@Leigh: That has the makings of a solid business plan...

@Leigh Sonic is fantastic. There's one in Kingston and Binghamton if you're ever in the area (or up for a drive).

"We did some HAZY math last year"

I hope that pun was intentional. You guys are killing me.

> "We did some HAZY math last year" I hope that pun was intentional.

You know it. That previous post is even punnier. (Someone stop us...)

sonic even has a happy hour ;)

Fortune Magazine had an article, "Is Pot Already Legal?"(http://money.cnn.com/2009/09/11/magazines/fortune/medical_marijuana_legalizing.fortune/index.htm), that convinced me it's going to happen.

Pot should be legal and heavily taxed, just like tobacco.

When a store like this comes into an empty Menands warehouse, we will have reached the tipping point:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71PKwqibEdU

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