Georgia College & State University 2017 State of the State Poll (Photo: O’Donnell, Bernard)
More than three out of four Georgians support legalizing medical marijuana in the state, a statewide Georgia College poll says.
Most Georgians also think the state should legalize casino gambling, but most of them oppose a new state law allowing college students and others to carried conceal weapons on campus.
The poll also says most Georgians now support “Obamacare” — the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010 — a big jump from previous years.
Georgia College & State University on Thursday released its 2017 State of the State poll, which is produced by their Department of Government and Sociology.
Pollsters interviewed 494 randomly selected adults across the state.
The poll’s margin of error is 4.4 points.
Some of the key findings:
77 percent of Georgians support legalizing medical marijuana, with 19 percent opposed. Support is up since 2015, when 64 percent were in favor and 31 percent opposed.
Macon state Rep. Allan Peake has campaigned for several years to broaden the state’s cannabis-oil program and make more