Poll shows 88 percent support for Florida medical marijuana bill


Florida wants medical marijuana. Days after the state legislature for the first time sent a bill to the governor’s desk legalizing some pot — namely, a low-THC strain used to help children with epilepsy — a new poll out this morning makes it crystal clear where voters stand on the full legalization of medical marijuana.
The latest poll from Quinnipiac University shows 88 percent of voters support the idea. A majority of those polled also backed legalizing small amounts of weed for personal use.

Add it up and it’s hard to imagine the initiative on November’s ballot failing to find statewide support.
“If Vegas were giving odds on medical marijuana becoming legal in Florida, the bookies
would be betting heavily,” Peter A. Brown, the assistant director of Quinnipiac’s poll, says in a release. “With almost nine in ten voters favoring legalization for medical purposes, and bills allowing such use advancing in the state legislature, the odds seem pretty good Florida may join the states which already have done so.”
Quinnipiac found a majority in favor of medical marijuana among every group it polled, including a resounding 84 percent in favor among the formidable voting bloc of those older than 65.
Read more over at the Miami New Times.