New Poll: 74% of Registered Voters in Florida Support Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis
A new University of North Florida poll released yesterday asked registered voters whether they would vote in favor of Proposition 2, Florida’s initiative to legalize medical cannabis which is on this November’s ballot; 74% said “Yes”, with just 22% responding “No.”
Specifically, the question was:
Proposition 2 on the statewide ballot in the fall of 2014 is called “Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions.” This amendment allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician. If the election were held today, would you vote Yes or No for this proposition?
Less than 5% were undecided.
Given that Proposition 2 is a constitutional amendment, it requires 60% of the vote to pass into law. This new poll shows that as long as support doesn’t decline drastically and rapidly, this shouldn’t be a problem, and Florida will become the first state in the south to legalize medical cannabis.