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 March 13, 2016

united for care florida amendment 2 medical marijuanaMedical marijuana is back on the ballot in Florida after a 2014 initiative failed to pass by just 2 percent. The 2014 initiative received 58% of the vote, however, Florida requires at least 60% support on election day for medical marijuana to be legalized via the initiative process. An improved initiative, a more calculated campaign, and a bigger voter turnout will hopefully be enough to push the initiative over the top. A recent statewide poll showed a level of support that would result in a victory on election day. Per My News 13:

A new, exclusive News 13/Bay News 9 poll reveals that Florida voters are likely pass a second attempt to legalize medical marijuana.

The poll of 1,961 likely voters conducted this past weekend, found that 61 percent of all likely voters would vote in November for Amendment 2, which would change Florida’s constitution to legalize medical marijuana for “individuals with debilitating medical conditions.”

Prior to the 2014 vote, there were many polls that showed the initiative winning by a similar margin as this poll. Florida will be a highly contested battleground for not just marijuana reform, but for all things election related. It’s expected that a lot of money will pour into the state in an attempt to spread reefer madness, similar to what happened in 2014, but on a larger level. If you live in Florida, vote yes on 2, tell everyone else that you know to do the same, and contact the campaign to see how you can help.

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  • PhDScientist

    I’m surprised and concerned that the number is that low. I hope both the “Silver Tour” people and :LEAP make a major effort in Florida.

    This year around 120,000 Floridians will be diagnosed with CANCER this year, and half of them will eventually die of it.

    CANCER IS A PERSONAL ISSUE FOR EVERYONE.

    Every Floridian should want to see Amendment 2 pass.

    If they don’t feel that way, they should find someone who’s BEEN THROUGH CHEMO AND USED MEDICAL MARIJUANA, and they’ll become a “true believer”

    MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS A PERSONAL ISSUE FOR EVERYONE.

    DON’T WAIT UNTIL YOU GET CANCER TO GET INVOLVED.

    BY THEN IT WILL BE TOO LATE FOR YOU.

    • Captain Jim

      I thought the same… isn’t it 80% in many places? Could there be that much hangover from the lies and BS of the last election where support dropped from something like 80% to 59%?

  • saynotohypocrisy

    Not to worry, if you follow the link, there were 18% undecided. 61% “certain to vote yes”, 21% “certain to vote no”, 18% at least somewhat undecided.
    And Sheldon Piglet Adelson probably has more important scams to pull this year than trying to fool Florida voters on MMJ again. Unlike last time, Repubs really need Florida’s 29 electoral votes in November and they must be well aware that medical cannabis is a lot more popular than they are.

  • ken

    Anyone know where to find some before November which is long away?

  • NoMediaRecognized0101

    For those undecided there are quite a few resources that set the record straight.

    The Culture High – on Netflix

    CNN’s WEED (3 Different specials)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3IMfIQ_K6U

    https://youtu.be/MoqW3GYAOe4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnVHxOPEbqc

    VICE – WEEDIQUETTE

    http://youtu.be/vMZCq56tToc

    For peer reviewed studies you can also visit
    NORML.ORG

    The PEOPLE stand to benefit from legalization, while corporations just see profits. Prohibition is the real harm. Not a plant.

  • jason

    it was in the 60% range when it failed previously wasn’t it??…nothing is certain…

    Florida legalization backers need to vote and vote big…

    I’d love to see a landslide victory in the 80% range…which would send a message..those are the kinds of victories we need…not these single digit majorities…

    We also need some very public displays of legislators getting voted out over this issue…it needs to become the norm that opposition to legalization is political suicide…then and only then will we see a sweeping change