Pennsylvania voters aren't in favor of legalizing marijuana, according to a recent poll.
The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that 54 percent of voters polled opposed to legalizing marijuana in the state.
A similar F&M Poll at the beginning of February found that 55 percent of respondants were against legalizing marijuana.
While voters don't support its outright legalization, 82 percent of those polled favor the use of marijuana for medical reasons if prescribed by a doctor.
The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents.
The full poll is available for review here.
The following information represents the questions asked in the survey and the results given by voters.
1) Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal, or not?Yes No Don't Know May 2013 38 percent 54 percent 8 percent Feb 2013 36 percent 55 percent 9 percent May 2010 33 percent 60 percent 7 percent May 2006 22 percent 72 percent 6 percent
2) Generally speaking, do you favor or oppose allowing adults to legally use purposes if a doctor recommends it?Strongly Favor Somewhat Favor Somewhat Oppose Strongly Oppose Don't Know May 2013 55 percent 27 percent 3 percent 13 percent 3 percent Feb 2013 51 percent 31 percent 3 percent 13 percent 2 percent May 2010 53 percent 27 percent 4 percent 13 percent 3 percent May 2006 44 percent 32 percent 7 percent 13 percent 4 percent
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