Survey Shows Support for Medical Marijuana Drops in Florida

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Survey Shows Support for Medical Marijuana Drops in FloridaA new survey shows that support for medical marijuana in Florida has declined below 60 percent, with most of the decline being reported in Southwest Florida.

The SurveyUSA/WFLA poll found that 53 percent of the potential voters back Amendment 2, while 32 percent are against it and 15 percent remain undecided. In order to be approved, support for the proposal must exceed 60 percent threshold.

In Southwest Florida, support for the medical marijuana initiative fell to 48 percent while 38 percent oppose it, with the rest still undecided, reports News-Press.com. This is a far cry from summer when a Quinnipiac survey showed 90 percent back the proposal.

The SurveyUSA opinion poll is the worst result so far. Other surveys have indicated the support lies just below or above 60 percent mark. The SurveyUSA poll involved 588 potential voters and was conducted on Sept. 19-22. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percent.

Elsewhere, a U.S. marijuana lobby launched a campaign to raise funds to push for legalization of recreational use of marijuana in California in 2016. The move is expected to add fireworks to the presidential elections year.

The Marijuana Policy Project applied at the office of the secretary of state of California to register a committee that will source and spend funds to lobby for legalizing recreational pot use that will go to the November 2016 state ballot.

The approach follows the one taken by voters in Washington and Colorado in 2012. The two states became the first to allow sales of recreational marijuana to all adults aged at least 21 years. To register for a free 2-week subscription to ForexMinute Premium Plan, visit www.forexminute.com/newsletter.

To contact the reporter of this story; Jonathan Millet at john@forexminute.com