New poll shows support for medical marijuana in Florida
By Eric Veram
TALLAHASSEE, Florida: Supporters of medical marijuana are ramping up the pressure in Florida and are pushing for a constitutional amendment for the 2014 ballot. The group behind the proposal, People United for Medical Marijuana, has recently released poll results showing overwhelming support for the measure. The survey showed seventy percent in favor of the amendment and only twenty-four percent opposed.
Though the earliest the amendment could reach the ballot is 2014, it is possible to see the legalization sooner if a legislative proposal is passed. Senator Jeff Clemens is sponsoring a piece of legislation, called the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act, that would require a doctor's prescription for cannabis use. The proposal also outlines how many plants patients could grow and how farms would be allowed to operate.