Courtesy of The Joint Blog
A new poll conducted by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute has found that a huge majority of Floridians are in support of medical cannabis legalization.
According to the poll, 82% of Florida residents favor the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes (including 70% of Republicans), with just 16% opposed to such a move. These numbers are exciting and promising, especially as the group United for Care continues to work on putting a medical cannabis initiative on next year's ballot; the group has collected over 200,000 signatures thus far.
The poll also found that more Floridians support recreational cannabis legalization than oppose it; 48% favor legalization for all adults, with 46% who either having concerns about such a move, or who oppose it.
This poll is the first to show such strong support for legalization in Florida, and is the first to show support for medical cannabis above 80%.