FLORIDA: In April, Amendment 2 looked indestructible. Poll after poll gave it upward of 80 percent in voter approval.
Then all of a sudden the cracks began to show. Numbers dipped slightly. And by May, anybody who says he couldn’t see the medical marijuana amendment‘s steep slide coming wasn’t looking very hard.
Strong Amendment 2 polling numbers plus an end to the struggle in the Florida Legislature to pass the landmark Charlotte’s Web bill launched an entrepreneurial feeding frenzy across the state.
It was like a gold rush. But it was also a turn-off for conservative voters who felt overwhelmed, who wanted medical marijuana, but not the greed they now identified as an accompaniment.