Medical marijuana takes a hit in Florida – Washington Times

Support for a Florida ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana continued to slide, dropping to 51 percent in a new poll released Wednesday.

The measure needs 60 percent support to pass.

The Survey USA poll has recorded a slow but steady decline in support for medical marijuana for four consecutive weeks, dropping from 56 percent to 53 percent to 52 percent to the current 51 percent.

In the new poll, 15 percent said they are not certain how they will vote on ballot measure, known as Amendment 2.

“Depending on what those last 15 percent do, the measure either becomes law, or goes up in smoke,” the pollsters said.

Support for medical marijuana in the Sunshine State split along generational and party lines.

The measure has support of 62 percent of young voters, compared to 34 percent of seniors. About twice as many Democrats back the amendment as do Republicans, the poll said.

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