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Latest Poll Shows Medical Marijuana Winning In Florida

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united for care florida amendment 2 medical marijuanaWait until 2016 they said. You can’t win in 2014 they said. I’m happy to report that national pundits and organizations that said Florida couldn’t win in 2014 have some explaining to do, as yet another poll has come out showing medical marijuana winning in Florida. The results of the poll aren’t as high as some of the previous polls which showed support as high as 88%, but the most recent poll shows Florida’s medical marijuana initiative winning by a landslide. Per the Orlando Sentinel:

Gravis Marketing, which has found voters hovering at or just below the 60 percent level needed to approve Amendment 2 in past surveys, found Floridians have passed that level now and 64 percent said they would “vote for the current amendment use of marijuana for certain medical conditions.” Just 26 percent were opposed and 10 percent said they were unsure.

Other polls have shown much greater support for medical marijuana in Florida — notably the Quinnipiac University poll, which found support as high as 88 percent. But the Quinnipiac Florida Poll did not ask specifically about Florida’s Amendment 2, but rather generically about medical marijuana.

The Gravis poll’s finding of a solid approval level strikes at Amendment 2 opponents argument that voters could overwhelmingly favor medical marijuana in principal without agreeing to the specific proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot.

I’m glad that Florida didn’t wait until 2016. Patients are suffering right now, and there is support to pass the medical marijuana initiative this year. I’m not guaranteeing victory on Election Day, because there is still a lot of campaigning to do, and polls are far from 100% accurate. However, with solid financial backing, support in the polls, and truth and compassion on the initiative’s side, things are looking promising. Florida requires at least 60% of the vote in order to pass a constitutional amendment.

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  • Steven Cook

    Yes it should be legal for people in pain I have had 6 back surgries & need another one but they can not do surgery anymore on me because of my health.So many people needs it and the cost needs to come down to.I hope it passes here in Florida in November.

  • LArcdeTriompheOnTiEsTo

    Well, the right wingers are DEEP, and I mean DEEP, in the police-incarceration-rehab industry, and they know PERFECTLY well that legalization means fewer jobs in the NO camp for their stooges. There’s a reason Romney wanted to fight MJ “tooth and nail”– this was about Mormons making massive cash off govt contracts in the private prison industry (which “coincidentally”, the Mormons are entrenched in). There is NO interest in responding to the will of the people here; this is about money right wing and pharma agendas. Let’s legalize this amazing plant and begin to respond to the AVALANCHE of scientific evidence rather than ignoring it, like religions and fanatics are prone to do.

  • Adam Smith

    Who cares? It should be legal. If you don’t want to use it, then don’t. It’s that simple.

  • Lynn Boostedt

    Voted Yes on 2 today.

  • Lynn Boostedt

    Voted Yes on 2 today by mail

  • jbonz

    Bullshit agency indeed !!!

  • jbonz

    it is very sad to see people of the free world living with ” close minded political bunch of assholes” we all need to put an end to what is being put on our plates and politicians saying eat this.

    We the people for the people and no other way,

    Dave all the best to you , we can make this happen!!!!!!

  • Tom

    Unfortunately 60% is a high mark to achieve in any election. I was encouraged with previous polls of 80% plus, but people have to actually vote, not just say that’s what they “would” do. And when the party of NO gets in full swing this week and starts firing off all the lies and obfuscation they are masters of, more people will be scared back to the 80s. It really is critical that everyone get out and vote.

    The more unfortunate thing from my perspective is there has to be a citizens’ initiative to get such a measure on a ballot in the first place. Putting MMJ in the constitution is just asinine. It’s way past time to throw out these hysterical conservatives who have been ruining our state. In this day and age it’s inexcusable to not have legislative support for MMJ.

    And this argument is it’s simply a path to legalization – well so f-ing what? That’s what we should be voting on anyway. Make it legal. Tax it. Stop ruining peoples lives for a crime nobody is getting injured over. People should be able to grow it, smoke it, eat it, do whatever they want with it. This will happen eventually because more and more people see the folly and are getting less tolerant of social conservatives meddling in their personal lives.

  • Mary Prichard

    Israel and other foreign countries have studied it and made it legal in their countries… You don’t get out much do you?

  • frank

    **Vote For Bill Wohlsifer** Florida Attorney General #YesOn2

  • Cristina4Jesus

    Vote No on 2, just a scheme to legalize. Here is an animation that shows why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF31iSVLYLM

  • jay

    Those who are for Amendment 2 are not going to change others views. In this day and age if people are undecided then they are living on a different planet. The majority of those who are against cannabis are listening to scare tactics and bias research. Those with something to loss such as pharmacology companies, contract jails and prisons, alcohol producers, and those who think they are above others in IQ and know what is best for the human race i.e. Pam Bondi Florida State attorney. present scare tactics to the cows of our society who are blindly convinced by those listed above. These people think that the government never lies, justice always win, and superman is real. If they new the real truth such as Reagans war on drugs used a research project to show how dangerous pot is with the use of monkeys. What they did not report was that the monkeys were given approx. 1000 joints per day through the mask secured to their face and that the damage was not from THC but rather the carbon dioxide. With Miss Bondi, I do not know who convensed her that she was a prodical and her popo does not smell, but she is an idiot. She is so proud of her war on pain pill mills. Well she appears to have not considered those who actually require the pain medication to go to work so they can pay taxes while supporting their families. I am one of those who have little recourse vut to use pain medication to o go to work, It is hard enough dealing with the doctors but then, you have to take another day off trying to drive to each pharmacy trying to get the prescription filled. I would guess many of those who they think overdosed actually committed suicide from the stress and anxiety associated by Miss Bondi. with the frustration of the game developed. For so many they are unable to take their perscription as instructed due to limited ordering iws, then have no choice but to mposed by Bondi and the DEA. If it were not so serious, it would be so funny that all of this was to stop miss use, and the policies adopted actually cause miss use with pharamcies all of the sudden possessing the power to take away health by not being able to fill perscriptions. . Then comes the suffering of mental health as one has to take off from work to drive to each pharmacy feeling and looked at as a drug addict just trying to get a legal perscription filled. Oh what a screwed up nation which uses scare tactics to influence nieve citizens to support their selfish agendas or premote disturbed egos. ANd, you ask what makes me an expert. I am a Psycjotherapist with a CDC 2 training.

  • HLTGRP

    No, you don’t lose your right to drive. You’re not allowed to drive under the influence. There’s a difference. Absolutely no part of the law requires you to surrender your license.

  • HLTGRP

    There’s more bad news. Apparently, even if medical marijuana is legal in a state, employers are allowed to prohibit it. I have a friend in Arizona who desperately needs to get off pharmaceutical pain meds, but his boss won’t let him partake, despite Arizona’s state law calling it legal.

  • Michael Paul Yacovone

    Medical Cannabis is helping so many sick people with there health. It is important to know the truth and educate your self on this subject. We have more sick and Disabled people in this state then any other state. People dying of cancer can not wait for ever on this topic. I have lost friends to cancer and it is sad to watch them waste a way and die when there is a natural cure. Cannabis shrinks tumors, kills the cancer and gives people there life back. It also helps with HIV,Aids gives the patients an appetite also helps to stabilize the person’s immune system. Cannabis helps with these other Diseases, Alcoholism, ALS, MS, Depression, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, High Blood Pressure, Insomnia, Liver Fibrosis,
    Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Nausea, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
    Seizures
    Epileptic patients have said that, after using cannabis with their
    more conventional prescription drugs, they can wean themselves off the
    prescriptions and stay seizure-free as long as they continue using
    cannabis.
    Tourettes Syndrome
    Though it’s not yet on the acceptable conditions list for medical
    marijuana authorization in any state, both anecdotal and clinical
    evidence show that Tourette’s Syndrome symptoms are eased by cannabis.

    California is coming out with more Data since they are the first state to legalize medical cannabis they have found that treating cancer, aggressively in lager amounts is the only thing to work on stage 4 cancer. Please vote yes on Amendment 2.
    Just remember that Knowledge is power, please get informed,believe the truth not the propaganda.

  • greengirljacksonville

    HI. I would like to offer to everyone to come join us at Hyatt Regency in downtown Jacksonville for our 1st ever Medical Marijuana Conference. Come learn about our laws and get your knowledge on! . Amazing speakers from all over are coming to speak on laws, edibles, wax, growing and much more! Come meet our local vendors or become a vendor yourself! Find us on facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/GreenHubris

  • Ken

    I’ve got a question if anyone here can answer. I know that amendment 2 will require 60% to pass, but it seems there are at least two interpretations of what that means. It could mean 60% of the ballots must have a yes vote (including ballots where the person skipped the amendment 2 portion). That would be the equivalent of counting skipped votes as no votes. Or it could mean 60% of the votes where the vote was either a yes or a no, but not skipped. That could mean passage with less than 60% of the ballots having a yes vote. Can anyone clear this up without speculations?

  • marty

    oh…. the DEA another worthless government agency that costs mega to operate and slowly bleeds America and for what
    we could save billions every year by getting rid of these bullshit agencies
    specially DEA bunch of overzealous overpaid cops busting us citizens’
    or just accept socialism as it takes over democracy

  • Bill Syrjala

    And your point is? It’s already illegal to drive when drunk, or taking certain Rx drugs. I think it’s reasonable that people on MMJ should not be able to drive. Long term, they will have to work out details like, which strains are safe to drive with (e.g. high CBD and low THC), testing for people’s impairment, etc. But as a general rule, most states dont allow you to drive on MMJ, and the nuances are being worked out in court.

  • John H Player

    the cops and the PTA sure will show up, you guys better get your ducks in a row and GET OUT AND VOTE. GET YOUR PARENTS TO VOTE, GET YOUR FRIENDS TO VOTE, GET YOUR GRAND PARENTS TO VOTE. look, every black dealer has lost his right to vote pretty much in this state, if your reading this, GET YOUR CLIENTS TO VOTE! i know thats what i had to do with my dude, guy was awww i can’t vote… now, his wife, mother and father, grand mother and his wifes parents are all voting. one negative vote became 7 yes votes. get the word out cuz it sure isn’t on the TV or radio. Tell your friends, make a sign! pass out green little american flags to all your neighbors ! do SOMETHING. Then we get to make the moneys. Hopefully by Nov 4th we will be able to use the bank but thats another hurtle for another day. Pass the VOTE FIRST.

  • John H Player

    considering it only costs time and dirt to make… also get a caregiver, they will have your 6 plants grown and ready for you in 6 months. makes it where you can buy your pounds off them because well, its your weed :) most of those will go for between 2500 and 3000. and just to make that clear that’s between 4-7 dollars a gram. worth it.

  • John H Player

    we have legal pot today yet not a single person has been given any, children are still dying and no one has started growing it… they say they are waiting for amendment two to pass before deciding what to do… WEAK!!!!

    so here is the fact, the minute you get done voting have your doctors appointment set up for Nov 5th and give your local dude a call. keep your doctors note on hand at all times (like the free slaves we will be) and get your med. Destin should have a shop open sometime around February if you are in the area, other than that keep it mom and pop and save your money. Personally I’ll be selling 270 zips of dank just to round out at 300 with tax ounces. most home dealers will too. that’s still 4800 a pound thus we will make 3840 a pound after taxes…which is enough by all peoples standards. cheers

  • John H Player

    it happens. Had you a free ride home you might have taken that drink passed to you as well. He made a mistake, when did we forget that lawyers totally fail sometimes and make mistakes. Guys going to be a millionair 20 times over after all this is said and done, he was just lettign go and blasting the anti pot people like he wanted to…. alcohol does that ya no.

  • John H Player

    i have yet to see a Vote yes on 2 commercial on TV or the radio. and We still have 60 plus % support. amazing right.