According to newly released polling, well over 50% of voters in Florida support legalizing marijuana for all uses.
According to the new Quinnipiac University poll, 65% of Florida voters support legalizing the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana, similar to what has been done in 10 other states plus the District of Columbia. Quinnipiac notes that this is, by far, an “all-time high” in the state for legalization support.
Karen Seeb Goldstein, vice chair of Regulate Florida which is pushing for an initiative to legalize marijuana, says the poll numbers give those involved in the legalization effort added confidence and reflects what Regulate Florida volunteers are seeing out in the field, reports Reuters. She suggests the Quinnipiac numbers might be low.
“We’re not surprised by that,” said Goldstein. “The stigma surrounding marijuana, cannabis, whatever you prefer, the whole negative myth about it has been disproven as more and more people become accustomed to it. They are learning about the medicinal benefits and the lack of harm.
“People are very enthusiastic,” Goldstein added. “We are getting amazing positive feedback. All we have to do is mention adult use of marijuana and they line up to sign it.”