Medical marijuana supporters using bus tour to drum up support, votes for … – WPTV

BOCA RATON, Fla. — – The countdown for election day is right around the corner with voting less than a month away in Florida.

Proponents of medical marijuana on Wednesday made a last-minute push for support by aiming at younger voter by using a bus tour.

Backers of Amendment 2, United For Care, backed into Florida Atlantic University campus much to the surprise of students.

“I mean I was kind of confused. Such a big budget for like a poster,” said Matthew Merrill, a student at FAU.

United For Care campaign managers said they are touring Florida campuses hoping college voters will take their side.

“Just because I’m in college, doesn’t mean this is an issue with importance towards me,” said Tyler Hodges, a student at FAU.

Ben Pollara, campaign manager for United For Care, said the moving billboard is getting all sorts of attention. He hopes that translates to the polls November 4, especially with the youth.

“Younger voters are less likely to vote in non-presidential years without a little push and we’re trying to make that little push,” said Pollara.

During a debate Wednesday night, Pollara told a crowd of students if they did not show up to the polls to vote in November, the “other side” would win.

No On 2 spokesperson Jessica Spencer, who debated Pollara, had a message for students who thought passing the measure was a good idea.

“I say read and study. It’s not cool. Your brain is being directly affected by this so, no. Stay in school,” said Spencer.

The medical marijuana bus head to Miami on Thursday where several events are planned.

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