Pennsylvania support for legal recreational marijuana nears 60%

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Nearly six in 10 Pennsylvanians support recreational marijuana legalization, a dramatic upturn over the past decade, a new poll shows.

According to the poll by Franklin & Marshall College’s Center for Opinion Research, 59% of the roughly 400 voters surveyed approve of adult-use legalization, The Inquirer reported.

That’s up from the 22% who supported legalization in 2006, the first year the Lancaster-based college started polling Pennsylvanians about rec marijuana legalization, according to the Philadelphia newspaper.

Pennsylvania currently is working to launch a medical marijuana program in 2018. Gov. Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s MMJ act into law in 2016.