Expanding access to medical marijuana is supported by a majority of South Carolinians according to a statewide poll that was recently released from the South Carolina Cannabis Association.
The poll conducted by Washington, DC-based WPA Intelligence in partnership with Charleston’s Push Digital shows 58% of South Carolinians support expanding access to medical marijuana in the state while only 13% oppose.
The South Carolina Cannabis Association also announced their advocacy efforts to support changing the state’s cannabis laws.
According to their press release, South Carolina political consultant and entrepreneur Wesley Donehue played a key role in organizing the critical mass of support that led to the formation of the South Carolina Cannabis Association.
“The compassionate care benefits of cannabis are well documented and the public support for access to medical cannabis in our state is strong. These are facts our elected officials must come to recognize and respond accordingly, as there is no longer any excuse for them to be this out-of-touch with the will of their constituents,” said Donehue.
The independent survey of 600 registered voters in South Carolina from January 22-24 found that:
Most South Carolina voters are in favor of medical cannabis
- Six out of ten South Carolina voters (58%) support legislation that expands access to medical cannabis
- This includes a majority or plurality support across all partisan breaks – Majority of Independents (72%), Democrats (65%) and a plurality of Republicans (45%)
In contrast, just thirteen percent (13%) are opposed while three out of ten (29%) are unsure
South Carolinians are more likely to vote for Elected Officials who support medical cannabis legislation
- A majority of South Carolinians (57%) are more likely to vote for an elected official who supports legislation for medical cannabis
- This too includes a majority or plurality support across all partisan breaks – majority of Independents (70%), Democrats (62%) and a plurality of Republicans (42%) are more likely to vote for an elected official who supports medical cannabis
- Just thirteen percent (13%) are less likely to vote for elected officials who support legislation that expands access for medical cannabis