Poll: 67% of Floridians Back Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Ballot Question

A poll released Thursday by the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab (PORL) found that 67% of respondents planned to vote ‘yes’ on the proposed ballot question to legalize cannabis for adult use in the state, with 28% opposed.

The proposal was supported by 78% of Democrats polled, 55% of Republicans, and 69% of those affiliated with a third party or with no party affiliation, along with majorities from all age groups, and other demographics.

The organization had found 70% support for the reforms in the spring and 76% support in the spring of 2022; however, in those polls, the question was posed more broadly. In a statement, Dr. Michael Binder, PORL faculty director and professor of political science, noted that in previous surveys, PORL “simply asked if folks support or oppose legalization of recreational marijuana,” but this time respondents were asked about “the specifics of this proposed amendment.”

“Yet again, it looks like it has a good chance of passing, if the measure makes it through the courts, and that is a very big ‘if’.” — Binder in a press release

The state Supreme Court heard arguments on

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