The sentiment among Republican voters regarding cannabis seems to be shifting, according to a new national poll.

The survey conducted by Republican pollster Fabrizio, Lee & Associates on behalf of the National Cannabis Roundtable, found that the majority of GOP voters (73%) favor the legalization of cannabis for medical purposes. At the same time, nearly half admitted to using recreational marijuana, reported Greenway Magaizne.

The majority of those surveyed (76%) also said that the federal government should not interfere in state legalization and regulation. The states should oversee cannabis legalization, not the federal government, said 58% of those surveyed.

U.S. Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) who joined the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference this week in Chicago said that states should be allowed to do what they are doing right now. Still, it is important to get the federal government out of the way and create an industry where cannabis businesses are honored and served by tax and banking systems, Joyce said.

Meanwhile, nearly three out of four GOP voters (73%) said licensed cannabis businesses should have …

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