Nov 072013
 November 7, 2013

Florida medical marijuanaSomething really cool happened during the 2013 election, besides the victories in Michigan and Portland, Maine. Voters in Miami Beach were asked a straw ballot question asking if they supported medical marijuana. More than 64% of these voters supported medical marijuana, which was more votes than the leading mayoral candidate. Mayoral front-runner Philip Levine received 5,639 votes while medical marijuana garnered 6,683.

It reminds me of the 2012 election where more people voted for marijuana legalization in Colorado than for President Obama. I find it hard to wrap my head around how poll after poll shows support for medical marijuana in Florida, and now the straw poll shows the same, yet politicians in Florida still oppose the medical marijuana initiative. Don’t they know that the smart political move is to jump on the bandwagon, instead of clinging to failure like they currently do? Florida, with such an aging population, needs medical marijuana more than just about any other state I’d imagine.

The United For Care Campaign has already gathered over 200,000 signatures and faces a Supreme Court challenge. The campaign is run by People United for Medical Marijuana (PUFMM). Recent polling shows that over 70% of Floridians support the legalization of medical marijuana.

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About Johnny Green

Johnny Green is a marijuana activist from Oregon. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy. Follow Johnny Green on Facebook and Twitter. Also, feel free to email any concerns.
  • Brian

    So medical marijuana recently found support from one-twentieth of one percent of the total registered voters in Florida? Whoopie-fricken-doo. Gonna need a lot more votes than that.

    • Aztekk

      …The point was to get it on le ballot, so the rest of the state can consider it.

    • Bruce Walberg

      That was one city. Extrapolate that out over the whole state and you have a majority. Say about a 56% majority. Remember the old folks today are the Hippies of yesteryear. Puff Puff Pass Grandpa!

    • Bigheadedmonster

      You don’t read so good.

  • Beezy baby

    Brian smoke crack pop pills and drink a six pack on the regular hell u might be a fat shit who loves to many sniker bars hell when u get drunk u might even physically/verbally abuse ur wife and kids hell u might even like child porn u non weed smokin piece of shit watch cnn sometime!!!!

    • painkills2

      What exactly are you trying to say, because I’m having a hard time figuring it out.

    • CannabisCures

      Sometimes I wish the internet had a bouncer, so that people who slander others with absolutely no evidence to support their claims could be thrown to the curb. Beezy, you have not only made yourself look like the trashiest person on this forum, you also make cannabis supporters in general look foolish for your posts. Please, we are trying to win support for cannabis. If you want to act like a loser, then go do it in real life so someone can beat the shit out of you.

      • painkills2

        Well, that was constructive. (half-smile)

      • Grammar Nazi

        Forgive me for coming off like a grammar Nazi, but slander is the spoken word and libel is the written word. Other than that, your point is well taken.

        • CannabisCures

          Thank you good sir. :)

  • kelley davis

    Smiles in California. Your going to win. Start shopping for a nice E-cig vaporizer for THC oil. Enjoy :)

  • nygratefulfred

    The Will of The People………………………or as they say………………….”The People Have Spoken”

  • ericson09

    hopefully I hope this falls through medical marijuana is very beneficial to the people that needs it in this country

  • ericson09

    is their actually a group in Miami that does push the movement of this