Kentucky marijuana legalization has long been a distant possibility, but a shocking new poll from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky shows it may not be such a long shot.
And it couldn't have happened at a better time for legalization efforts.
The poll's findings show that 90% of Kentuckians favor legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, up from 78% in 2012.
Kentucky has some of the most restrictive marijuana laws in the country and currently only allows patients to get a low-THC oil if prescribed by a physician.
But the Kentucky state legislature is currently debating a bill that would legalize medical marijuana starting on Jan. 1, 2021. Kentucky's Senate President, Robert Stivers, says there is a "narrow path" for the bill to become law, but it has bipartisan support.
A poll showing nearly all Kentuckians support legalizing medical marijuana may give the bill enough momentum to get passed.
It gets even better too.
The poll found that 59% of Kentuckians favor marijuana legalization "under any circumstance." That's up from just 38% in 2012.
While Kentucky isn't voting on recreational marijuana legalization anytime soon, it's another sign of how quickly Americans' opinions are changing on the plant.