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Medical Marijuana Polling Well Enough to Pass in Florida

What turnout looks like this November could determine the amendment’s success.

With a constitutional amendment to approve medical marijuana likely to make the ballot in Florida a new poll confirms it would be approved by the voters.

According to a Public Policy Polling survey the amendment legalizing medical marijuana has 65 percent support among Florida voters. Only 23 percent of voters say they oppose it.

This is important because unlike many other states under Florida law an amendment on the ballot needs to get 60 percent of the vote to be approved. A simple majority is not enough for victory.

There is a huge generational divide on the issue in Florida, which is common for marijuana reform. Among voters under 65 roughly 70 percent back medical marijuana while only 49 percent of seniors think the state should make the medical use of marijuana legal. What turnout looks like this November could determine the amendment’s success.

Photo by Chuck Coker, used under Creative Commons license

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Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at http://pendinghorizon.com

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