70% In Florida Support Legalized Medical Marijuana
New polling shows that a vast majority of those in Florida, 70%, support legalizing medical cannabis. Only 24% are opposed.
The poll, released today and conducted by the firm Hamilton Campaigns, found that even Republicans had 56% support for such a change.
These numbers are sure to be a huge boost to continuing efforts by People United for Medical Marijuana, an organization collecting signatures for a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. They’ve collected around 100,000 signatures thus far, though have to reach roughly 683,000 to qualify for the ballot.
Given that it’s a constitutional amendment, if it does make the ballot, it would require a 60% vote of the people to become law, making the new polling even more vital, hopefully leading to the campaign getting further attention, and donors.
One thing’s clear; advocates of reform are winning when even in the heavily conservative state of Florida, less than one in four oppose legal cannabis, for medical purposes. Times are changing.