New polling released by Public Policy Polling has found that 70% of voters in Florida support Amendment 2 to legalize medical cannabis, with just 23% opposed; 7% remain undecided. The poll comes roughly two months before the November 8th election.
“Poll after poll has us winning this race in November and finally allowing Florida’s doctors to make the recommendations they feel are best for thousands and thousands of suffering patients in Florida”, says Ben Pollara, Campaign Manager for United for Care, the group behind Amendment 2. “Still, the No On 2 Campaign is doing everything it can to provoke fear and obstruct this important access. And they have a lot of money to do it.”
According to Pollara, they know from their 2014 campaign that “things can change very quickly when you’re out spent”. As such, the group is continuing to build their advertising fund to “make sure we have enough to adequately communicate the truth to undecided (or easily swayed) voters.”
“We have 60 days. Mail ballots drop in roughly 30. Please urgently contribute here.”, says Pollara. It doesn’t have to be a big donation.”
If passed into law, Amendment 2 would legalize the possession, use and state-licensed distribution of cannabis and cannabis medicines for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. An almost identical measure was on Florida’s 2014 ballot, but failed to become law despite garnering over 50% support (it needed 60%, as with all citizen initiatives in Florida).
The full text of Amendment 2 can be found by clicking here.