Poll shows unwavering support for medical marijuana
Published on Jul 30, 2014
Florida's attempt to become the 24th state to completely legalize medical marijuana is beginning to look inevitable – with a new poll showing support from 88 percent of likely voters.
The level of support is the same as Quinnipiac University Polling Institute's previous poll on the subject, which came out in May. This time, the highest support (95 percent) came from people ages 18 to 29; the lowest (80 percent) came from Republicans.
Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana in the state, needs 60 percent of the vote to pass this November.
The new numbers are significant because two well-funded opposition groups have formed since the May poll -- Don't Let Florida Go to Pot, a campaign from the Florida Sheriffs Association and the Drug Free America Foundation, and Vote No on 2, a project of Drug Free Florida.
While months of campaigning by both sides so far has not appeared to change support, the battle will likely continue heavily until November.