70 Percent of Floridians Support Legalization of Medical Marijuana

Categories: Drugs, Politicks
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Come 2014, Florida may join the ranks of states that legalize medical marijuana. There is talk of putting the measure on the ballot in the next state-wide election, and a new poll conducted by People United for Medical Marijuana finds that nearly seven out of ten Floridians back the idea.

Unsurprisingly Democrats and independents support the idea the most, but even 56 percent of Republicans back the idea. In fact, only 24 percent of Floridians overall are opposed to medical marijuana.

Granted, this is a poll conducted by a group backing the measure, so take the exact number with a grain of salt.

Though, the pull found that support is strongest in Orlando and Miami (no surprise there), and that Hispanics, blacks and white women are more likely to be in favor of the idea. Of course, all those voters groups tend to be Democratic-leaning, and if the measure made it to ballot it could affect turnout in the 2014 gubernatorial race.

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Mike Ginocchi
Mike Ginocchi

As a long time resident of FL and 40 year pot smoker I am appalled at the Manatee Co sheriffs office. Those chicken shit cops should be stripped of their certs and pensions and thrown to the wolves. I have already wrote to my reps supporting the bill. Pussy cops going after the low hanging fruit, while illegals aliens roam the streets everywhere in FL sucking our resources dry. The reps in Tally better get this figured out quick or there is going to be a REVELOUTION!

Christy Warren
Christy Warren

But yet it keeps missing the ballot....i had high hopes last november only to be let down

Eduardo Lorié
Eduardo Lorié

Dats how I feel eberytime I smeell a merinana. Sum jobs don't hire peepel who does the merinana. Peepel pay atention, its hard to find werk. I don't do the merinana and I still cant find ne werk. Imagine if I did merinana, I will be in trubel. Peepel, don't do the merinana, it makes guys grow titys and girls grow pipis. I know dat because I once dated a gerl who does merinana, no gewd.

George I'doccupyThat Owen
George I'doccupyThat Owen

Eduardo I agrey but the marihuana isn't exactly a real but it is you know? People can't even on the regular because of the exact that will into the whole. If you marihuana that's but I can't even a marihuana once because of any at all.

George I'doccupyThat Owen
George I'doccupyThat Owen

I agrey but the marihuana isn't exactly a real but it is you know? People can't even on the regular because of the exact that will into the whole. If you marihuana that's but I can't even a marihuana once because of any at all.

Eduardo Lorié
Eduardo Lorié

I think its sad that peepel who like the merinana are labeld to be part of the donkey or elefant. I heard some peepel who like the merinana just like the merinana and think that those animals are stewped. Some peepel who like the merinana don't like being a part of a animal and would rader be just a peepel.

Eduardo Lorié
Eduardo Lorié

George Owen They say this be good for us but they say dat this bad. I did half of the merinana once and since I have knot been the same. Now peepel think I am not one of them bekause I am always looking down. If a docter said I had to do the merinana to feel better I will knot feel better because I will knot do the merinana because I can't look down any furder. Peepel have diffrent views of the merinana but I can't join the debait with dem because I once did half of the merinana and now I am not a peepel anymore.

Von Marlon
Von Marlon

Look, its obvious that there's a growing drug problem in Florida and legal or not, for medical or for recreational intentions, it's still being purchased and used. Our state has little control of this and only profits our overcrouded Jails for possession and/ or intent to sale; which we the tax payers pay for. This Prohibition is similar to our old Alcohol prohibition, which came to be by Religous leaders working with politicians in order to make selfish financial profits. This backfired and created a secrete social life for drinkers, profiting only orginized criminals. Alot problems were solved back then when politicians (Democrates) sobered up and legalized it. Just like our previous prohibition there are reasons behind this current prohobition and its becuase of Big Industries fearing they may lose their profits, such as the milling, alcohol and tobaco industries. Also for the Health freaks reading this, Alcohol and Cannibis are both drugs and both impare you when consumed, the only real major big difference is that Alcohol has great chance of destroying your liver when consuming daily compared to becoming a "spaced out" person. Legalizing for "Medicinal purposes" in my opinion is the best way to go about this. Money stays in our state, it will create some more Jobs and professions, the state will have more control of the subsatnce and generate a butt load of millions and maybe billions for our state and who knows may even prevent raising or even lowering our property and even toll taxes. Readers, if you want to respond or comment, please do your homework before doing so.

Von Marlon
Von Marlon

Armando Garcia, did you hear about the Devil scoring you some grass. All you gotta do is lock yourself in your bathroom turn off the lights and repeat the words "Devil's Grass" standing in front of your mirror and next thing you know it out pops Mary Jane from your sink.

Von Marlon
Von Marlon

Armando Garcia, did you hear about the Devil scoring you some grass. All you gotta do is lock yourself in your bathroom turn off the lights and repeat the words "Devil's Grass" standing in front of your mirror and next thing you know it out pops Mary Jane from your sink.

HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman

Great job analyzing those poll numbers!  Maybe one of these days they'll give you a real assignment

Leo de Guzman
Leo de Guzman

Why do people in California have so much money Gerald? Medical marijuana.

Orlando De Frias
Orlando De Frias

@Geral Got any peer-reviewed sources to back up each of your "FACTS"?

Orlando De Frias
Orlando De Frias

@Geral Got any peer-reviewed sources to back up each of your "FACTS"?

George I'doccupyThat Owen
George I'doccupyThat Owen

Eduardo They think the devils lettuce is healthy. Everytime you a marihuana you can into the whole but not exactly the entire. Marihuana not even once.

Reuben DeOro
Reuben DeOro

I'll take happy, hungry, & sleepy over "depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself, unusual risk-taking behavior, decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger; confusion, hyperactivity, agitation, hostility, hallucinations; feeling like you might pass out; urinating less than usual or not at all; chest pain, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest; uncontrolled muscle movements, tremor, seizure (convulsions); or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). " any day. Get real.

George I'doccupyThat Owen
George I'doccupyThat Owen

Yer all gonna overdose off marihuana needlz. My friend once a marihuana and now can't even at all.

Geral John Pinault
Geral John Pinault

FACT: You cannot smoke medical marijauna before work! FACT: Medical marijauna will decrease your memory over time! FACT: Medical marijuana is a farce unless it is used for eye disorders in clinics. FACT: Medical marijuana will destroy your family! Get real America! Weed is not the cure they want you to believe it is today!!!

Leo de Guzman
Leo de Guzman

Its like taking Advil or any ibuprofen. Its also a great sleep aid.

Luce Williams
Luce Williams

Not everyone was polled so don't believe it. It should not be legalized and it's not medicine. All it does is get a person high.

Luce Williams
Luce Williams

Not everyone was polled so don't believe it. It should not be legalized and it's not medicine. All it does is get a person high.

Jason B. Trauth
Jason B. Trauth

What do you mean by "even...Republicans"? Obama has done more to shut down the medical marijuana trade than any President period.

Jason B. Trauth
Jason B. Trauth

What do you mean by "even...Republicans"? Obama has done more to shut down the medical marijuana trade than any President period.

Firip Onitsuka
Firip Onitsuka

If Republicans believe in free markets and individual liberty, then they must agree with legalizing marijuana. If they want to make a plant illegal, then they don't believe in free markets or individual liberty. www.rlcmia.org

Nicholas Molinaro
Nicholas Molinaro

Seems like the tipping point for Florida. As long as it stays out of the hands of children, reduces crime, and increases State income .. I 'm cool with it.

Nicholas Molinaro
Nicholas Molinaro

Seems like the tipping point for Florida. As long as it stays out of the hands of children, reduces crime, and increases State income .. I 'm cool with it.

Omar Ghaffar
Omar Ghaffar

Its about time we put this on the ballot. The existing laws are draconian and this is the first step.

Omar Ghaffar
Omar Ghaffar

Its about time we put this on the ballot. The existing laws are draconian and this is the first step.

jamesingmire420
jamesingmire420

@Eduardo Lorié english mother fucker learn it and start educating ur self about medical marijuana and the positive side to it all u people think its bad cause you had a bad experience with it then its not for you then oh well but for others it helps with there simptums im a medical marijuana patient in michigan and its a lot better then taking pills that fuck up my stomach more i have crohins disease i cant eat or have a normal bowel movement so stop bad mouthing marijuana../ ur new name is reefer madness not euardo

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