Florida voters “are on the verge of legalizing medicinal marijuana,” a University of North Florida pollster said Tuesday.
Fully 77 percent of voters say they’ll OK the expansion of Florida’s state-regulated cannabis industry, according to a poll by UNF’s Public Opinion Research Laboratory.
“Huge majorities of likely voters support Florida Constitutional Amendment 2,” said UNF’s Michael Binder. “Not only are Democrats wildly supportive, but even Republicans are above the 60 percent threshold required for passage.
The most robust thumbs-up comes from voters 34 and younger, but seniors also favor the move.
A looser version of Amendment 2 failed in 2014 after a last-minute ad blitz raised doubts about pot as medicine. However, opponents have been less generous with their campaign contributions this year.
Drug Free Florida Partnership has raised $3.4 million. People United for Medical Marijuana, the pro-pot group, has received $5.3 million.