With medical marijuana dispensaries becoming commonplace in Florida, will recreational pot soon be on the shelves, too?
The people behind the effort to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot say yes.
That optimism is reflected in the 65 percent of Florida voters polled recently by Quinnipiac University who support the idea, a number the polling company noted is at “an all-time high.” National trends are running the same way.
But the push for recreational marijuana, also known as adult-use pot, is still far from a done deal. A similar measure to get medical pot on the ballot in 2016 — when it passed easily — was polling much higher the year before the vote, at about 84 percent approval.
The ballot box is different from a public poll. Medical marijuana failed the first time around in 2014, missing the required 60 percent approval by just two percentage points, even though a Quinnipiac poll from 2013 showed 82 percent approval by Floridians. That’s far stronger than current support for recreational pot. [Read more at Miami Herald]
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