The Obama administration's acceptance of state laws allowing medical marijuana renewed the hopes of proponents of legalizing medical marijuana in Kansas. And now state Rep. Gail Finney, D-Wichita, can point to a new poll as she pushes her legalization bill: 58 percent of Kansans in a new SurveyUSA poll said they think marijuana should be legal for medicinal purposes. The poll, sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12 in Wichita, found support strongest among 18- to 34-year-olds and western Kansans (both 68 percent). Still, as the New York Times reported last month, "there is no good scientific evidence that legalizing marijuana's use provides any benefits over current therapies." And even High Times assessed Kansas' chances of becoming the 15th state to legalize medical marijuana "not very likely."