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Florida Medical Marijuana is Likely to Pass This November

Florida is one of those states that wants to control the people instead of the people having the power to control the state. 2 years ago, the people of Florida gained 58% approval for medical marijuana, but in the strange state of Florida, you need more than 60% of the popular vote to pass. Polling and advocates have been submitting results of independent votes and the approval rating is closer to 80% across the board, young and old. It looks like all signs point to medical marijuana being legal in Florida, but the regulations will be very strict.

Let’s start by acknowledging that the majority of Floridians want medical marijuana. That’s not my opinion. That’s what the election results showed two years ago.

In 2014, 58 percent of Floridians voted to make medical marijuana legal.

Now, in most places, the majority rules. Florida, however, is not one of those places. Here, politicians don’t like citizens trying to run their own government. They like lobbyists to do that. So about a decade ago, legislators led an effort to raise the threshold for all successful Constitutional amendments to 60 percent.

Though medical marijuana fetched 58 percent support two years ago, research suggests support has since grown.

1) Attitudes have changed.

2) Half of America has already made medical marijuana available to patients.

3) Floridians now know state legislators were lying little phonies when they said they’d take care of this issue themselves.

A Quinnipiac poll recently pegged support around 80 percent. Normally, you can’t find 80 percent agreement that bunions are bad or that gravy is good. And gravy is very, very good.

Families are sick of seeing loved ones suffer — including those wrestling with everything from Parkinson’s and Crohn’s to ALS and HIV.

A lot of people would rather use a natural substance than a manufactured one like oxycodone, which is one of the most addictive prescription drugs out there.

Perhaps most important: People want doctors making their medical decisions. Not politicians.

Let’s start by acknowledging that the majority of Floridians want medical marijuana. That’s not my opinion. That’s what the election results showed two years ago.

In 2014, 58 percent of Floridians voted to make medical marijuana legal.

Now, in most places, the majority rules. Florida, however, is not one of those places. Here, politicians don’t like citizens trying to run their own government. They like lobbyists to do that. So about a decade ago, legislators led an effort to raise the threshold for all successful Constitutional amendments to 60 percent.

Though medical marijuana fetched 58 percent support two years ago, research suggests support has since grown.

1) Attitudes have changed.

2) Half of America has already made medical marijuana available to patients.

3) Floridians now know state legislators were lying little phonies when they said they’d take care of this issue themselves.

A Quinnipiac poll recently pegged support around 80 percent. Normally, you can’t find 80 percent agreement that bunions are bad or that gravy is good. And gravy is very, very good.

Families are sick of seeing loved ones suffer — including those wrestling with everything from Parkinson’s and Crohn’s to ALS and HIV.

A lot of people would rather use a natural substance than a manufactured one like oxycodone, which is one of the most addictive prescription drugs out there.

Perhaps most important: People want doctors making their medical decisions. Not politicians.

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Brian Wroblewski

Brian Wroblewski has a passion for writing, travel, food and family. Since working in and around the cannabis industry since 2008, Brian brings a unique perspective to the cannabis journalism space. With a focus on emerging brands, moving the cannabis industry forward and an undeniable passion for truth in business and journalism, find some of Brian's posts across the web on digital marketing, cannabis and a variety of different topics.

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