According to a survey conducted by the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, solid majorities of registered Virginia voters support decriminalizing small amounts of recreational marijuana, and legalizing the plant for medicinal dedications as well.

survey 3The data from said survey shows that a whopping 71 percent of Virginia’s voters would support decriminalizing small quantities of marijuana that’s intended for personal enjoyment by adults age 21 and older.

In addition, the survey’s statistics illustrate that a noteworthy 69 percent of the state’s voters would support the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes with broad support across demographic and regional categories.

Dr. Quentin Kidd, director at the Wason Center for Public Policy, says that based on the survey’s results, it looks as if Virginians are ready for change in respect to the current policies regarding the use of marijuana for recreational and medical dedications.

Here’s what Dr. Kidd said:

The Virginia electorate appears to be ready to move on from the drug wars, at least as it relates to marijuana: to accept medical marijuana and to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. These views are in line with public opinion nationally, which sees the possession and use of marijuana as less a public policy problem than perhaps it once was.

It’s time to get on the bus, Virginians.

Legalize and save some lives!