United for Care, the largest organization advocating for the approval of Amendment 2 on November 4, a measure that would allow for the medical use of marijuana by Florida patients with debilitating conditions, is drawing encouragement from a poll released this morning by Quinnipiac University. It reports that surveyed Florida voters support the concept of allowing patients access to medical cannabis 88-10 percent. The poll shows that support cuts across demographic and political lines with 83% of voters over 65 approving of medical cannabis and Republicans backing the idea by 80-19 percent.
“It’s another reminder that this issue remains uncontroversial for the vast majority of Floridians,” said Ben Pollara, Campaign Manager at United for Care. “The fact is most people agree that sick individuals should be able to follow their doctors’ orders without having to live like a criminal.”
The new poll results are important since they may help gauge public sentiment in the face of recent organized opposition to Amendment 2.
“This poll clearly shows that the disingenuous arguments being put forth by organizations like Drug Free Florida and the Florida Sheriffs Association are not fooling Florida’s voters,” added Pollara. “Floridians understand this is an issue of compassion, and they are ready to put these kinds of health care decisions where they belong: in the hands of patients and their doctors, not politicians.”
Powered by over 10,000 volunteers, United for Care is the largest organization in Florida urging voters to vote "yes" on Amendment 2. United for care is a non-partisan campaign with an on-the-ground presence in 18 communities across the state including campaign offices in Miami, Tampa and Orlando.
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