Recent polling has pegged the sunshine state at 77% in support of Amendment 2, the measure which will expand the state’s current medical cannabis program. On the other side of the issue only a mere 20% are opposed to the expansion.
The survey was performed by Anzalone Liszt Research on behalf of United for Care, and included 1,000 likely voters who reside in the state.
This same group conducted a similar survey back in 2014 and then measured the support for medical cannabis expansion at 69%. Ultimately in 2014 the measure received 58% yes votes, a mere 2% short of the number required to win.
Interestingly, those who identified as undecided made up only 3% of the group, a level which is reflected in other recent polls. Most people seem to have already made up their minds about medical cannabis.
United for Care campaign manager Ben Pollara noted his thoughts on the polling results saying, “The notion of allowing medical decisions to be made by doctors and patients, not politicians, is simply not controversial. Floridians are compassionate and they know that marijuana can help alleviate suffering.”
Our legal system has been known to wrongly convict the innocent, reflecting the human fallibility inherent in the process. This same human ability to err was present when cannabis was wrongly convicted by our society back in the 30’s.
Now today cannabis is forced to work doubly hard for a simple fair review alongside other drugs which have already had a chance to show their medical efficacy. Cannabis has medical value, and it’s time we acknowledge it, it’s as plain and simple as that!
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