Only months after Florida’s medical marijuana amendment failed on the ballot, a new poll reveals an overwhelming majority of Floridians now support it.
The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, found that 84% of pollsters support legalizing medical marijuana; whereas, only 14% oppose it and 2% are undecided.
Presidential election years bring about more voters and more Democrats (who tend to support medical marijuana legalization), which means its very likely that Florida will be passing a medical marijuana law by a large majority next year.
Peter Brown, from Quinnipiac University, said it comes down to one thing: “Will the electorate in 2016 be different enough that it will make a difference in terms of meeting the threshold?”
In regards to medical marijuana, one voter stated: “I think it is going to help a lot of people, so I could not see why we would say no to it.”
Attorney John Morgan bankrolled the 2014 medical marijuana campaign with his group, United for Care. He said they already have 50,000 petition signatures out of the nearly 700,000 needed to put medical marijuana on the ballot in 2016.