Nearly three-fourths of Americans middle age and older support legalizing marijuana for medical use, according to a poll taken for AARP.Weed.
More than half of those questioned said they believed marijuana has medical benefits, while a larger majority agreed the drug is addictive.
AARP, whose 35 million members are all at least 50 years old, says it has no political position on medical marijuana and that its local branches have not chosen sides in the scores of state ballot initiatives on the issue in recent elections.
But with medical marijuana at the center of a Supreme Court case to be decided next year, and nearly a dozen states with medical marijuana laws on their books, AARP said, it decided to study the issue.
Sunday, December 19, 2004
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