Poll: 67% of Likely Florida Voters Support Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis
A new poll released this week by the University of North Florida has found that a large majority of Florida voters favor Amendment 2, an initiative to make medical cannabis a constitutional right in the state, which is being voted on next month.
The survey of 471 likely voters asked the following question; “Amendment 2 on the statewide ballot in November 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?”
67% of respondents said “Yes”, they would vote in favor of the initiative, and just 28% said “No”. The remainder didn’t know how they would vote.
If approved into law, Amendment 2 would allow for the possession and use of up to two ounces of cannabis for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. Dispensaries will also be allowed to provide safe access to the medicine.
Given it’s a constitutional amendment, Amendment 2 requires 60% of the vote to be approved into law, a threshold this poll shows the initiative is poised to make.