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Growing Support for Medical Marijuana In Massachusetts

Health-MarijuanaSPRINGFIELD (WGGB) — People in Massachusetts are becoming more accepting of the medical marijuana legalization.

A new poll by Western New England University found that 72 percent of registered voters in the state support medical marijuana. That’s up from the 63 percent outcome one year ago.

But Western Massachusetts is less accepting of pot compared with the rest of the state. In Western Mass. 66 percent of people surveyed give their support, in Central Mass it’s 75 percent, the North and South Shores are at 74 percent, and Boston and its suburbs have 77 percent acceptance of medicinal pot.

The majority of Massachusetts voters still do not support marijuana for recreational use.

WNEU found that 52 percent of Massachusetts voters oppose legalizing marijuana for all people.

November 21 is the deadline for final applications for hopeful marijuana dispensaries in the state.

Licenses are expected to be granted in January of 2014.

You can view Western New England University’s full report here.

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