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Latest Polls Show Marijuana Reform Winning In Florida And DC


marijuana election 2014Polls are not always accurate, but they are the only way we have to gauge support for an election measure. Polls in Florida have been all over the place, with most of them showing Amendment 2 winning. The ones that show medical marijuana losing in Florida seem to always be racked with flaws. Every poll I’ve seen for Washington D.C.’s Measure 71 have shown the marijuana legalization initiative winning. There are two new polls out which show both measures winning. First up, Florida, which per the Tampa Bay Times is leading:

A new poll commissioned by the sponsor of Florida’s Amendment 2, which would legalize marijuana for medical use, shows 62 percent of likely voters will approve it, 35 percent are opposed and 3 percent are undecided, according to a United for Care release.

The poll was conducted by Anzalone Liszt Grove based on actual ballot language, not a summary sentence that many polls use. It was a survey of cell phone and landline users, taken Oct. 22 through 27, the release said. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.4 percent.

Under Florida law, Amendment 2 must win at least 60 percent approval to pass. Some polls have shown the measure clearing that hurdle, but others have indicated it will fall short. So the latest figures were hailed by supporters.

And for Washington D.C., we turn to Fire Dog Lake:

All signs indicate the people of D.C. will vote in favor of legalizing marijuana next week. A new survey by Public Policy Polling for Washington City Paper and the Kojo Nnamdi Show found Initiative 71 leading with 52 percent of likely voters planning to vote for it and only 35 percent planning to vote against it. The remaining 13 percent are still undecided.

Initiative 71 would make it legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to two ounces of marijuana and grow a few plants in their own home. The measure doesn’t include provisions allowing for the regulated sale and tax of marijuana like we have seen in Colorado and Washington State, only because D.C.’s initiative law wouldn’t allow it.

The true support for both initiatives will only be known on Election Day, which is less than a week away. If you live in either area, continue to spread awareness and help get out the vote. A high voter turnout will equal success. A poor or mediocre turnout will almost certainly lead to defeat. Get active!


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  1. I am in chronic pain due to Nerve damage, I am forced to take Gabapentin and Percocet to help reduce the pain. Both of which have many harmful side effects. Percocet has Opiates in it which is similar to me doing Heroin!!! Both of these have harmful effects on my liver and both are addictive!!! Why should I be FORCED to take these pills to help with my Pain??? I SHOULD BE ABLE TO CHOSE FOR MY SELF.!!!!! THIS IS MY BODY, NOT YOURS OR THE GOVERNMENTS!!!! I WOULD BE WILLING TO BET THAT MOST OF YOU VOTING AGAINST MEDICAL MARIJUANA ARE NOT CHRONIC PAIN SUFFERES!! Just open your ears and your hearts and listen to us who are in so much pain, Allow us to chose for our selves.

  2. “A lot of churches are violating 501 charters”

    Baloney, that is merely your opinion. In fact your entire post is mere opinion stated as if it were fact. its not.

  3. This will fail despite the denial of blogs like this written by people with a stake in he outcome.
    The polls dont lie.

  4. Mhm, Congress will likely have to pass a bill that limits raiding homes in the district

  5. **Vote For Bill Wohlsifer for Florida Attorney General **

    #YesOn2 #Hemp4water

    I’m Voting For Bill Wohlsifer



  6. I hope for the best in all the elections, but I have to be a bit apprehensive of DC’s law. It seems too loose and opens the door for an escalation of home garden raids. I hope I am totally wrong.

  7. I bet that the apolitical (Alleged) 501 status Churches will turn out the Anti vote. A lot of churcher are violating their 501 charters and no one is calling them on it because they are afraid of all of the fallout that would come because of it. Politicians care more about being re elected than they do about the laws.

  8. can’t wait till election night and we wake up knowing that amendment 2 pass the 60% threshold.

  9. the day the President can drive up the street to buy some weed is the day we will all be able to drive up the street and legally by some weed. Do your part DC!!!! and Floridians… we need to be out in force come the 4th!!! make lines of signs pointing directions to people to where to vote! GET a few heads on a blunt and go vote! RePEAT THE F@#K out of that process over and over again. I’m sure I’m not the only disenfranchised marijuana felon here but that doesn’t mean we can’t do all we can to GET THIS VOTE OUT!!!!!!! every bag you sell, tell them to vote. every bag you get, get with a friend, and go vote. don’t let all our tourism go to Colorado… even though I hear it is a rather nice place to visit. cheers

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