Supporters of legalizing the medical use of marijuana are touting a new poll showing that a majority of North Carolinians support such a move.
A survey conducted by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm in Raleigh, found that 58 percent of North Carolinians believe that physicians should have the right to prescribe marijuana for patients. Another 33 percent were opposed, and 9 percent were undecided.
Rep. Kelly Alexander, a Democrat from Charlotte, is expected to introduce a bill when the legislature convenes Wednesday, legalizing the medical use of marijuana, said Perry Parks, executive director of the N.C. Cannabis Patients Network.
Supporters of the legislation have scheduled a rally at the Legislative Building on Feb. 12.