Source: May 26 2014

A Florida marijuana legalization poll shows that there is overwhelming support for legal weed in the Sunshine State, which gives us some hints on how the marijuana vote in November will go if citizens have their way.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, Florida’s medical marijuana bill called Charlotte’s Web has already been passed:

“The proposed law that has been nicknamed Charlotte’s Web only allows medical marijuana to be dispersed in a liquid form. The bill does not allow possessing normal cannabis, nor is smoking allowed, either. Doctors will only be allowed to prescribe a specific strain of marijuana which contains very low amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical compound that causes people to feel the “high” normally associated with marijuana. Because of this fact, this medical marijuana could hardly be used as a form of recreational marijuana…. This type of legal weed is a non-euphoric form of medical marijuana which is intended solely for children who are suffering from life-threatening seizures, not adults or teenagers wishing to have a good time.”

A poll conducted in the beginning of 2013 on behalf of People United for Medical Marijuana showed that 70 percent of Florida voters supported a plan to amend the state constitution in favor of marijuana legalization. Almost a year later, this percentage had increased to over 82 percent of Florida voters. A new poll by the Sun Sentinel shows that opinions continue to be swayed toward the side of marijuana legalization, with the results showing that 97 percent of the 7,376 people in the informal poll believed that Florida should legalize the more general usage of medical marijuana in November.



In order for the marijuana legalization effort in Florida to succeed, Amendment 2 will need to receive at least 60 percent of the votes. If that happens, medical marijuana would become legal with doctor’s approval, and state-regulated dispensaries will be allowed specifically in the cases of cancer, glaucoma, AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and unspecified “other conditions” necessary to obtain medical marijuana with a doctor’s written recommendation. Although, technically, doctors won’t write prescriptions, because marijuana would still be illegal under federal law. But in general the conditions for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient. Still, growing marijuana for recreational or personal medical use would be illegal.

Do you think Florida’s medical marijuana legalization amendment will pass in November?

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