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WIRE: Three-quarters of Americans say medical marijuana should be legal

San Francisco, CA — Three out of four US adults believe that patients ought to be able to legally consume cannabis in instances where a physician has advised them to do so, according to nationwide survey data commissioned by Prevention Magazine.

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The support level is similar to that of previous national polls, such as those commissioned by Harris Polling (81 percent) and Fox News (85 percent).

A 2014 survey of physicians commissioned by WebMD reported that 67 percent of doctors also believe that cannabis ought to be a legal “medical option for patients.”

Of those polled by Prevention, one-third of respondents also acknowledged that they would “likely” use cannabis themselves if their doctor authorized it.

For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director, or Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500. A summary of medical marijuana related polls is available online at: http://norml.org/library/medical-marijuana-polls.

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