March 3, 2016

Majority of Florida voters ready for medical pot

NORML - A super-majority of Florida voters say that they will vote ‘yes’ on a proposed constitutional amendment this November that seeks to permit the physician-authorized use and distribution of cannabis for therapeutic purposes.

According to Public Policy Polling data provided this week, 65 percent of voters endorse the medical marijuana legalization measure and only 28 percent oppose it.

Seventy five percent of Democrats back the measure, as do 70 percent of Independents. Among Republicans, 53 percent of respondents say that they will vote ‘yes’ in November.

According to Florida law, 60 percent of voters must approve a constitutional amendment in order for it to become law. In November 2014, Floridians narrowly rejected a similar amendment, which received 58 percent of the vote.

PS: The planned decriminalized marijuana referendum in Maine got rejected by the state for not having enough legal signatures. 


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