Another Poll Shows Tight Race for Medical Marijuana in Florida
In most other states that would be a great poll, but not in Florida because of the unusual rules governing their ballot initiative process. Any amendment on the ballot needs to get at least 60 percent to be approved, so it is possible a clear majority of people in Florida could vote for medical marijuana but still not get it. At the moment, support for Amendment 2 is hovering right at this critical threshold.
We could still see some significant changes in public support during this final month before the election. Both the campaign for and against the amendment are very well-funded and only now start their final push.
Jon Walker is the author of After Legalization: Understanding the future of marijuana policy
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