By next year Massachusetts will likely be the 18th state to approve medical marijuana. Currently there is an initiative to legalize medical marijuana on the November ballot and a new Suffolk University poll confirms it is overwhelmingly supported by likely voters. From Suffolk University:

Q29. Question #3 is the Medical Use of Marijuana Proposed Law. A YES VOTE would enact the proposed law eliminating state criminal and civil penalties related to the medical use of marijuana allowing patients meeting certain conditions to obtain marijuana produced and distributed by new state-regulated centers or, in specific hardship cases, to grow marijuana for their own use. A NO VOTE would make no change in existing laws. At this point would you vote yes or no?
Yes ……………………………………….  59%
No ……………………………………….. 35%
(DO NOT READ) Undecided …………. 6%
(DO NOT READ) Refused ……………. 1%

This result is very similar to a PPP poll from last month. It found Question 3 ahead with 58 percent planning to vote yes and only 27 percent planning to vote no.

According to the Suffolk poll, the initiative has majority support in all four regions of the state and among both among genders. The poll even found that a small plurality of senior citizens support the measure, with 47 percent of seniors in support compared to 45 percent opposed. That is impressive given that voters over the age of 65 tend to be least supportive of any kind of marijuana reform.

With multiple polls confirming that the initiative holds a significant lead and the official opposition in the state comically inept, all indications are that Question 3 should win approval this November.