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New Poll Finds 65% In Florida Support Medical Marijuana Initiative

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Florida medical marijuanaCourtesy of The Joint Blog

new poll released Wednesday from Public Policy Polling has found that 65% of voters in Florida would support a ballot measure legalizing medical cannabis; considering they are almost certain to have such a measure on this November’s ballot, these high approval ratings may offer a promising prediction of Florida’s near future.

Participants were asked, “Would you support or oppose a ballot initiative allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes?”, and offered a simple choice: “Support”, “Oppose” or “Not sure”. While 12% responded that they were unsure, a clear majority were in favor: “Though marijuana possession is still criminalized in Florida, voters overwhelmingly support legalizing its use for medical purposes (65/23). Even 50% of Republicans support the medical marijuana initiative, with numbers highest among Independents (77/9)”, according to Public Policy Polling.

Even those who identified as “very conservative”, the group voicing the strongest opposition, polled at just 50% opposed, with 40% in favor and 10% unsure.

United for Care, the organization behind the initiative to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, recently submitted over 1 million signatures to put the measure to a vote this year (with just under 700,000 being required to put the issue to a vote); once validated, the initiative will be secured on this November’s ballot (pending a review by the Supreme Court).

The medical cannabis initiative Floridians may be voting on this year is a constitutional amendment, so it requires a 60% majority – but with months to educate the public and build even more support, 65% in favor this early on bodes well for its chance of passage.

Source: TheJointBlog.Com

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  1. Here’s another one for ya:
    “Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.” Richard M. Nixon, brainyquote.com

  2. BREAKING NEWS,,,,,A Florida measure that would allow the use of medical marijuana has cleared its final hurdle and will be on the November ballot.

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Published: January 27, 2014 | Updated: January 27, 2014 at 02:29 PM
    TALLAHASSEE – A Florida measure that would allow the use of medical marijuana has cleared its final hurdle and will be on the November ballot.
    The state Supreme Court on Monday approved the language for the proposed constitutional amendment.
    The justices approved the ballot summary 4-3 just three days after a petition drive reached the required number of signatures to place the measure on the ballot.
    The decision is a defeat for Attorney General Pam Bondi, who challenged the ballot language by saying it’s misleading.
    Personal injury lawyer John Morgan has spent about $4 million to place the issue before voters.
    Gov. Rick Scott is opposed to medical marijuana. His Democrats challengers, state Sen. Nan Rich and former Gov. Charlie Crist, both support it.

  3. Cody Shane Hicks on

    Let’s do it I live in the panhandle need one right on Navarre beach let’s roll up

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