Wednesday, November 5, 2014

57% Approve of Florida Medical Marijuana Amendment

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Fifty-Seven percent of Floridians voted for Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment 2, with 42% voting no.   A 60% or greater vote is necessary to pass an amendment to Florida's Constitution.

According to a poll earlier this year, 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%.  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%.

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