FLORIDA: Time and again, Florida‘s Republican leaders have bashed Big Government, especially if it intrudes upon the doctor-patient relationship. When it comes to Obamacare, that is.
But when it comes to medical marijuana, they’ve so far been all Big Government all the way.
The opposition to physicians recommending prescription cannabis isn’t just an example of political inconsistency in Tallahassee. It’s a sign that — unlike their opposition to Obamacare — GOP leaders look greatly out of step with voters, including rank-and-file Republicans.
As many as 70 percent of registered Florida Republicans said they favored medical marijuana, according to the most-recent Quinnipiac University poll conducted in late November. Support was even higher among Democrats (87 percent) and independents (88 percent).