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Poll: 62% of Florida Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana


The University of North Florida recently conducted a survey to determine public opinion regarding recreational marijuana legalization. Of those surveyed, 62-percent support legalization with 45-percent voicing strong support. To get a recreational marijuana measure on November ballots, those organizing the efforts must collect 766,000 valid signatures.

The survey collected data from 619 registered voters, Miami High Times reports. The support was split rather evenly among political parties. Only 27-percent voiced opposition for legalization.

A mere 3-percent weren’t sure of their position on legalization.

Dr. Michael Binder, director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF said, “[It] is so widely supported, even a majority of Republicans support it. What remains to be seen is whether or not an influx of money opposing this ballot measure will knock off enough support to prevent it from reaching the 60-percent necessary to pass.”