The poll's results were similar to those found by an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll published in January. The AJC poll of Georgia voters showed 71 percent were comfortable with in-state cultivation. But more than half of those surveyed opposed legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
The Georgia General Assembly approved limited medical marijuana use in 2015 for patients with specific medical conditions, such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. Earlier this year, legislators expanded the list of conditions that qualify.
Medical marijuana in Georgia is in the form of cannabis oil that provides patients relief from symptoms but doesn’t give users a high.
Among Georgia Republican voters surveyed on in-state cultivation of medical marijuana, 46 percent were strongly in favor and 16 percent were strongly opposed, according to results released by Peake. The poll was conducted from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29.