FLORIDA: A Quinnipiac University poll released this morning shows the largest support for legalizing marijuana in the State of Florida ever. This should help Libertarian Party of Florida gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie. Unlike his opponents, who have very limited support of legalizing marijuana, Wyllie would like Floridians to have the freedom to utilize the plant as they wish, so long as they take the personal responsibility that goes along with its use. It should also help Libertarian Party of Florida Attorney General candidate, Bill Wohlsifer, who has been on the forefront of the getting marijuana legalized in the state.
Among Florida seniors, 83% support legalizing the plant and 95% of millennials (18-29 year olds) do as well. Even 80% of Republican voters support its legalization, which is a major switch from just a few years ago. Overall, 88% of Florida voters support legalizing cannabis for medical use, which bodes well for the November general election’s Amendment 2.
It is the level of legalization which there is some discrepancy. Fifty-five percent of Florida voters support allowing adults in the state to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use a/k/a “recreational marijuana.” The level of legalization Democrats are at is 64% and Republicans are at 41%. Millennials support this level of legalization at 72%, while seniors are only at 36%. It becomes clear through the poll that seniors mostly support medical marijuana, however have not yet made the leap to allowing use of the plant as say, having a beer or a glass of wine.