Poll: More Than Two-Thirds of Florida Voters Support Medical Marijuana

Poll: More Than Two-Thirds of Florida Voters Support Medical Marijuana

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A new poll conducted by the Florida Chamber of Commerce has found that more than 73 percent of Florida voters would vote to pass Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana in the state.

In 2014, a similar measure was narrowly rejected by voters despite garnering more than 57 percent of the vote. With more concise language in the measure this time around, supporters hope that the measure will be able pass the required 60 percent threshold required for ballot amendments.

“There’s 10 very specific debilitating medical conditions, so we think there’s a lot of safeguards to trust our doctors,” Reggie Garcia, an advocate of Amendment 2, told News 4 Jacksonville.

Despite overwhelming support for the measure, opponents of Amendment 2 have increased their attacks on the measure, with more than $1 million in ads slated to run in the first 10 days of October.

William Sumner, a freelance writer and marijuana journalist, was a staff writer for MJINews from May 2014 through February 2018. You can follow him on Twitter @W_Sumner.

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