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New Poll Shows Florida Voters Want Marijuana In Their State

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With the 2014 and 2016 elections on the way, Florida voters will once again make a huge impact on the future of many national topics, including the legalization of marijuana. The “weed vote” as it is being called, could set the precedent for whether marijuana will be legalized, decriminalized and revitalized as a cash crop.

A new poll from the state shows Floridians are overwhelmingly in favor of this November’s constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the  Quinnipiac University poll  found 88 percent of voters supported the amendment while 10 percent opposed it.

With voters 65 and up, support fell to 83 percent, but was as high as 95 percent for voters 18-29. In a surprising twist, Republicans also backed legalization by 80 percent to 19 percent. The poll also found that 55 percent of voters would be in favor of  legalization of pot for recreational use.

Florida’s constitution requires a 60-percent majority vote and the poll shows there are strong possibilities that the amendment will pass.

The poll surveyed 1,251 registered voters, with a 2.8 percent margin for error.

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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