The most recent swing-state poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University from September 25 through October 8, revealed that a large majority of registered Florida voters are in favor of legalizing the use of medical cannabis in the Sunshine state.
This super majority approval in Florida, which is great news for residents who want to see a medical marijuana amendment on the 2016 ballot, is on track with the numbers released from polls in two more key swing states, Ohio and Pennsylvania, where 90 percent of voters reported being in favor of legalization.
Only 51 percent of voters polled in Florida responded in support of legalizing cannabis for recreational use. While 51 percent is not enough to pass an amendment in Florida, where 60 percent of the vote is required to pass a state constitutional amendment, it still seems as though cannabis policy reform is in the future for Floridians.
The Quinnipiac poll also revealed that the number of voters who report that they “definitely would not” use marijuana if it was legal has decreased since the April 2015 poll. Whereas in April 81 percent of participants said that they would not use marijuana if it was legal, only 65 percent still felt that way in October. Fewer than 10 percent of voters stated that they would definitely use cannabis if it was legal, and another 19 claimed they would “probably use.”