And this year, nine statewide cannabis initiatives are on the ballot. One of these is Florida’s Amendment 2, which would legalize medical cannabis for those who receive a recommendation from a physician.
In 2014, a similar measure, also put forth by the group United for Care, failed to pass into law despite receiving over 50% of the vote. This year’s initiative also requires 60% of voter support to pass.
Luckily, new polling shows that well over 60% of voters support the constitutional amendment. The new Anzalone Liszt Grove Research poll found that 74% of voters in Florida are in favor of Amendment 2.
The new Anzalone Liszt Grove Research poll found that 74% of voters in Florida are in favor of Amendment 2.
“Despite the No on 2 campaign spending millions of dollars in advertising, Amendment 2 support is still holding strong,” says Kevin Akins, a pollster for Anzalone Liszt Grove.
“Voters across racial, gender, and geographic divides support the Amendment 2 ballot language by a winning margin.”
Akins notes that; “Importantly, support today is +13% greater than internal surveys taken three weeks from the 2014 election. Amendment 2 looks poised to finish strong this year”
“This poll confirms what other polls have shown all along–voters recognize it is time to do what legislature failed to do and pass a compassionate medical marijuana law letting doctors use their best judgement for their seriously debilitated patients,” United for Care Campaign Manager Ben Pollara said.
If Amendment 2 is passed into law, in addition to allowing cannabis to be used by those with a recommendation from a physician, it would establish a system of licensed dispensaries as a means of safe access to medical cannabis for those who need it.