(Seth McConnell, Denver Post file)

Poll: Wyoming supports medical marijuana, but not fully legal weed

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A University of Wyoming survey finds that Wyoming residents oppose legalizing marijuana for personal use but are OK with it for medical treatment.

The statewide telephone survey of 768 Wyoming residents was conducted in October by UW’s Survey Research Center.

Survey says: What are Americans’ views on marijuana? Polls on the inevitability of legalization, gambling vs. pot and more

Sixty percent of respondents oppose the personal use of marijuana by adults, compared to 35 percent who support it.

But 72 percent of respondents support adult use of marijuana if prescribed by a physician, while 25 percent oppose.

Although Wyoming residents do not support legalization of marijuana for personal use, the poll indicates acceptance for reduced penalties for those apprehended in possession of marijuana. Sixty-two percent believe the penalty for marijuana possession should not include time in jail while 32 percent support jail sentences.

Pot arrests: In one Nebraska town near Colorado, 50% of traffic stops end in pot arrest