Survey Shows San Jose Residents Support Medical Marijuana Delivery Services

Eaze commissioned a poll to San Jose voters on their opinions around medical marijuana delivery within the city and the current regulations which ban it. The results were consistent to what we hear across the state, that delivery is an essential component in ensuring patients have access to medical marijuana.

69% of San Jose residents support medical marijuana delivery

Tl;dr: San Jose voters believe that regulated delivery is the safest way to improve patient access to medical marijuana in San Jose

Eaze commissioned a poll to San Jose voters on their opinions around medical marijuana delivery within the city and the current regulations which ban it. The results were consistent to what we hear across the state, that delivery is an essential component in ensuring patients have access to medical marijuana.

69% of San Jose voters are in favor of permitting medical marijuana to be delivered to patients within the city; only 26% of residents opposed. It’s now up to the regulators to develop a framework which allows for patient access while keeping communities safe. The grand majority of residents, 64%, were unaware that delivery is not permitted in San Jose.

We surveyed 500 residents of San Jose who are registered to vote via phone (mix of landline and cell) from March 10-14, 2016.

Here are the key findings:

  • 87% supported adults using marijuana for medical purposes and 10% opposed
  • 91% agree that it is a patient’s right to access medical marijuana treatments their doctor recommends and 7% disagree

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  • 52% agree that the government should not intervene or regulate the use of medical marijuana and 42% disagree
  • 44% agreed that they or a family member or friend had seen positive effects of medical marijuana in reducing pain, seizures, side effects of chemotherapy and supporting palliative care while 41% disagreed
  • 77% agree that medical marijuana is a legitimate medical treatment and 16% disagree.
  • Religion didn’t play a large role in opinions: 83% disagreeing that religious objections were a credible reason for supporting/opposing. 12% agreed.
  • 69% support allowing patients access to medical marijuana through delivery. 26% opposed
  • Only 32% people were aware that San Jose does not allow patients access to medical marijuana via delivery. 64% were unaware of this fact.

Additional Findings:

  • 53% thought a strong reason to support delivery was because medical marijuana should be accessible just like other prescription drugs are. 17% thought it was a medium reason and 27% thought it was a weak reason.
  • 58% thought a strong reason to support delivery was that many patients don’t have access to transportation and delivery helps them plan and manage their chronic conditions. 17% thought it was a medium reason and 24% thought it was a weak reason.
  • 55% thought a strong reason to support delivery was to help ensure patient privacy. 15% thought it was a medium reason and 26% thought it was a weak reason.
  • 53% thought a strong reason to support delivery was because when delivery is banned, people utilize illegal unsafe methods that are almost impossible to police. 15% thought it was a medium reason and 24% thought it was a weak reason.
  • 54% thought a strong reason to support delivery was that technology could be used to implement safeguards. 18% thought it was a medium reason and 24% thought it was a weak reason.
  • 65% believe a strong reason to support delivery was because safeguards like patient identification, transporting shipments under lock and key, GPS tracking, drivers background checks and valid licenses can make it safe. 14% thought it was a medium reason and 19% thought it was a weak reason.
  • 34% believe a reason to oppose is that medical marijuana delivery could increase crime. 21% thought it was a medium reason and 42% thought it was a weak reason.
  • 23% would oppose because medical marijuana is an illegitimate medical treatment. 61% thought this was a weak reason. 14% thought it was a medium reason.

If you are a resident of San Jose and would like to support marijuana delivery, please email “press@eazeup.com”

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