The United for Care campaign says Florida’s still on track to become the first Southern State to get a real medical marijuana program. On Monday they released a new internal poll of likely voters which found Amendment 2, Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions, with 69 percent support. Florida laws requires an amendment to get at least 60 percent of the vote for it to be adopted.
The poll found only 28 percent of likely voters oppose the amendment to legalize medical marijuana and the rest undecided. The poll was conducted for the campaign by Anzalone Liszt Grove Research over the past week. It shows support basically unchanged since their previous internal poll released in June, which had support at 70 percent.
The campaign released these new internal numbers after several independent pollsters showed the ballot measure in potential trouble. A recent SurveyUSA poll and Tampa Bay Times poll both found the measure at 56 percent among likely voters, just below the threshold, but these polls had a large number of undecideds on this question.
At this time Florida’s political insiders still think Amendment 2 is likely to be approved this November, but its victory is not guaranteed given how high the hurdle it needs to clear.
Jon Walker is the author of After Legalization: Understanding the future of marijuana policy, which is on sale this week for just $0.99!