According to a recent poll, 63 percent of Illinois residents support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The study, which was conducted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, asked the following question:

Some in Springfield have proposed that the state should make it legal for people with certain health issues to be prescribed small amounts of marijuana. Generally speaking, do you favor or oppose legalized medical marijuana in Illinois?

The breakdown of the results goes as follows:

- Strongly favor 40.0%

- Favor 23.3%

- Oppose 6.8%

- Strongly oppose 25.3%

- Other/Don’t know 4.5%

According to the Simon Institute's complete report, the legalization of gambling is a more sensitive issue. Thoughts and feelings on the possible legalization of medical marijuana in Illinois?

[via Chicagoist]