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A new poll, conducted on behalf of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) by International Communications Research (ICR), has revealed that a majority of seniors support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.

On Dec. 18, 2004 CNN released the following poll statistics (which are scheduled to be published in the Mar./Apr. 2005 edition of AARP The Magazine).

AARP National Poll, Nov. 2004
POLL RESULTS
PRO (YES)
to Med. MJ
CON (NO)
or Neutral
"Should adults be allowed to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if a physician recommends it?"

N=1,706 adults, age 45 and older, polled in a random telephone survey conducted Nov. 10-21, 2004. MoE+/-2.5%

72% Not shown


DEMOGRAPHICS -- The following demographics, published by CNN, indicate various percentages who agreed that "adults should be allowed to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if a physician recommends it."

Overall total 72%
Those in the Northeast 79%
Those in the West 82%
Those in the Midwest 67%
Those in the Southwest 65%
Those in the South 70%
Those age 70 and older 69%


Additional AARP Poll Data:

Those 70 and older who believe marijuana has medical benefits 34%
Those age 50-69 who believe marijuana has medical benefits 59%
Those age 45-49 who believe marijuana has medical benefits 70%
Total who believe marijuana is addictive 74%
Those age 70 and older who believe marijuana is addictive 83%
Those age 45-49 who believe marijuana is addictive 61%
Those age 70 and older who have smoked marijuana 08%
Those age 60-69 who have smoked marijuana 15%
Those age 50-59 who have smoked marijuana 37%
Those age 45-49 who have smoked marijuana 58%