TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- 88% of Florida voters support allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if a doctor prescribes it, according to a recent Quinnipiac University Poll.
Support for medical marijuana is over 80 percent among all listed groups, including 84% among voters over 65-years-old.
43% of voters say marijuana is equally as dangerous as alcohol, while 39% say it is less dangerous, and 12% say it is more dangerous. That might explain why voters support allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use 53% to 42%. There are, however, gender, age and partisan gaps
Men support so-called recreational marijuana 58% to 38% while women are nearly equally divided at 48% to 46%.
Voters 18 to 29-years-old support recreational marijuana by a wide margin (72% to 24%) while voters over 65-years-old are opposed 61% to 33%.
Democrats support recreational marijuana 59% to 34%. Republicans are opposed to recreational marijuana 64% to 33% percent.
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