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NYers Largely on Board with Legalized Medical Marijuana, Poll Finds

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The idea of legalizing marijuana in New York is getting strong support from voters across the state.

According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, voters overwhelmingly back the legalization of medical marijuana 88 percent to nine percent.

Fifty-seven percent of those surveyed also back the legalization of small amounts of pot for personal use, while 39 percent disagree.

Fifty-two percent of voters do not believe marijuana use leads to the use of other drugs compared, with 41 percent who believe it does.

Forty-five percent of voters say that marijuana is equally as dangerous as alcohol, while 36 percent say it's less dangerous and 13 percent say it's more dangerous.

As for the question of marijuana use, 46 percent of New York State voters admitted to trying it, but 51 percent denied ever lighting up.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,488 New York State voters from February 6 to February 10.

The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points.

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