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Polling Data

Twenty three states and the District of Columbia have passed laws to allow access to medical marijuana. This trend reflects increasing public support throughout the nation for allowing those with living with debilitating diseases and devastating pain to access a medication that can relieve their suffering and prolong their lives. Support for patient access to medical marijuana in New York is exceptionally strong.

Public Support in New York

Support for access to medical marijuana is also strong in the states neighboring New York.

All the states bordering New York, except Pennsylvania, have approved measures to make medical marijuana legal.

New Jersey


National Support

Nationally, support for medical marijuana is very strong, with polls consistently finding that between 70 and 80 percent of Americans think medical marijuana should be made available to patients who need it: