Medical marijuana backed by 80% of Florida voters

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Florida voters overwhelmingly support the 2016 medical marijuana constitutional amendment.

A new Quinnipiac University poll found 80 percent of registered voters said they would vote for the medical marijuana ballot initiative. The survey found 16 percent of voters said they would vote against it.

The initiative was supported by 71 percent of Republicans, 87 percent of Democrats and 84 percent of independent voters polled.

It also saw overwhelming support across all demographics. The survey found that 89 percent of millennials, or voters between ages 18 to 34 years old, said they would vote for it. That age group was the most supportive of the amendment.

Amendment 2, the medical marijuana ballot initiative, would allow people to use marijuana for medicinal purposes. A similar amendment on the 2014 ballot received 58 percent support, just short of the 60 percent needed to become law.

While the ballot initiative is only for medicinal purposes, the Quinnipiac University survey shows there is some support for legalizing marijuana for recreational uses.

Fifty-six percent of registered voters said they supported allowing adults in Florida to “legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use;” while 41 percent said they opposed it.

Quinnipiac University conducted its survey of 1,051 self-identified registered voters from April 27 through May 6. It has a margin of error of 3 percent.

Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster


3 comments

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  • Lorie

    May 12, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    This is ridiculous now! People who drink and take pills won’t stop when Cannabis is legal! Florida has many counties decriminalized already! They need to just let go and legalize it! Chronic & terminally I’ll have the right to choose what they have to ingest. I want the legal right to choose Cannabis for my illnesses! Everyone should have that right! Big Pharm. and alcohol will still be purchased by those who use it! Legalize it already! Tha constitution gives you the right to do as you wish in your home if not effecting others & The JENKS VS The State of Florida already set a president for it by law

  • Big bird

    May 12, 2016 at 3:45 pm

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    This is ridiculous now! People who drink and take pills won’t stop when Cannabis is legal! Florida has many counties decriminalized already! They need to just let go and legalize it! Chronic & terminally I’ll have the right to choose what they have to ingest. I want the legal right to choose Cannabis for my illnesses! Everyone should have that right! Big Pharm. and alcohol will still be purchased by those who use it! Legalize it already! Tha constitution gives you the right to do as you wish in your home if not effecting others & The JENKS VS The State of Florida already set a president for it by law

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