Mar 022016
 March 2, 2016

Florida medical marijuanaPolls can be deceiving, which is why I always tell people to take poll results with a grain of salt. However, polls are useful in trying to gauge support for something at a particular time. Polls are certainly better than just blind guessing. I always try to find as many polls as possible and kind of average them out. That is not always easy, as there’s sometimes only one poll out there, or only one recent poll out there.

A poll was released yesterday by Public Policy Polling, which found overwhelming support for Florida’s medical marijuana initiative. Per the poll:

It looks like there’s a good chance the second time will be the charm when it comes to getting a medical marijuana initiative passed in Florida. 65% of voters say they’ll vote for one this fall to only 28% who are opposed, passing the 60% threshold with some breathing room. There’s bipartisan support for the measure with Democrats (75/18), independents (70/22), and Republicans (53/40) all expressing their favor for it.

I remember during the 2014 campaign there were several polls which showed medical marijuana winning in Florida by an even larger margin of victory than this poll. When all of the dust settled, the lead disappeared and the initiative lost by just two percentage points on Election Day. Lets make sure that doesn’t happen this year and help get the word out to everyone you know in Florida. You can find out more about the Florida campaign at this link here.

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  • skoallio

    2014 had higher support at this point and it LOST

  • Mad as hell

    It really pisses me off; that with ALL of my medical problems, I am forced to take medication that has sooooooo many BAD side effects; that the cannabis what has NO side effects on my health; I am praying that this time it is passed. I know I am not the only one; thousands of us here need it!! It is more of the drug companies that do not want this to happen!!!

  • jason

    personally I think the biggest story of 2016 will be Vermont..if Vermont passes legalization and it does it through the legislature…that will be a huge precedent set..that other states will follow..it will give even more legitimacy to legislature acting on their own…

    After that..Massachusetts is the second biggest…if it legalizes…it will be right in the middle..and only a few hours in any direction from a huge amount of people..namely New York and Pennsylvania…

    • Jon

      That would be a huge deal, yes. New England is such a small region that if either one of those states legalized– especially both– that would put dispensaries within, at most, a 8-12 hour drive for anyone in the region. NH, the only state in New England that has not decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, would be bordering two states with recreational marijuana. lol.

  • ken

    Wtf do I do until november