New poll shows 74 percent of Floridians support medical cannabis


Poll numbers about how many Floridians support legalizing medical marijuana seem to be all over the place — well, except below the 60 percent necessary it would need to pass. A new University of North Florida poll shows that 74 percent of Floridians intend to vote to legalize medicinal pot in November. That’s down from 82 percent in a poll from November, but again, unless there’s some dramatic shift, all signs continue to point to this thing passing.

“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?” the poll asked.
Seventy-four percent said yes. Twenty-two percent said no. Only 4 percent aren’t sure yet.
Five hundred seven registered voters were contacted for the poll.
That’s down from the 82 percent who showed support in a November Quinnipiac poll, but up from the 70 percent who supported the idea in a poll conducted this past February.
However, Floridians aren’t quite ready to sign off on complete decriminalization.
Miami New Times has the full story.