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A poll shows West Virginia voters would support legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes.

The "Marijuana Policy Project" survey shows 53-percent of West Virginias support it while 40 percent do not.

A WVU Professor of Clinical Pharmacy said 18 states have legalized marijuana already for medical purposes and said the FDA has approved two oral medications.

"The wheels are turning slowly, and I think they're going to continue to. Why? Because of the baggage marijuana has from a medical/legal standpoint that's been attached to the drug for decades," said Dr. Charles Ponte, professor of clinical pharmacy at WVU.

Dr. Ponte said the two FDA approved prescriptions help treat chemotherapy and HIV patients.