14 Jul Florida seniors increasingly support medical marijuana, poll says
Medical marijuana is gaining support among Florida seniors, part of a growing demographic of voters that intend to vote for Amendment 2 in November.
Many of the Baby Boomer-and-older crowd — who usually do not approve of recreational cannabis use — say people shouldn’t be made to suffer when help is available.
In a spring Quinnipiac University poll, an overwhelming 84 percent of Floridians older than 65 support the measure, part of an overall 88 percent of voters who back the legalization of medical marijuana to treat a number of diseases.
Amendments to the Florida Constitution need 60 percent of the vote.
Graying residents are no stranger to pot; the same survey found that 62 percent of respondents ages 50 to 64 have admitted to smoking pot at one time, the largest of any demographic.
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