Survey: 77 Percent of Voters in Utah Support Medical Marijuana  

A new poll shows that 77 percent of Utahns support the concept of medical marijuana.

The poll was conducted in February. It surveyed 609 voters with a margin of error of 4 percent, reported on Monday.

In Utah, more than 150,000 signatures so far have been collected for a medical marijuana ballot initiative, the Utah Patients Coalition, told FOX 13.

The signatures collected are 113,000 above the threshold needed to qualify for a ballot. However, the signatures need to be initially validated.

The ballot is expected to take place in November.

Utahns are pushing for the ballot after previous bills attempting to provide medical cannabis access failed to pass at the state legislature level.

There are 29 US states that have already legalized medical marijuana. Also, Pennsylvania on Thursday became the first US state to allow the research of medical marijuana at some of its schools.