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Young Florida voters favor medical cannabis legalization 19-to-1, says poll

Young voters in Florida favor medical marijuana legalization 19-1, according to a new poll released July 28.

If Florida voters ages 18-29 have anything to do with the state’s upcoming vote, there will surely be legal medical marijuana in Florida in the near future. Those voters support medical legalization 95-5 percent, according to the new Quinnipiac University poll.

In general, Florida voters support medical legalization by a margin of 88-10 percent, according to the poll. When it comes to recreational marijuana, Florida voters are saying yes by a margin of 55-41 percent.

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“Forget the stereotypes of stodgy old folks living out their golden years playing canasta and golf,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll. “almost nine in ten Floridians favor legalizing medical marijuana and a small majority says adults should be able to possess small amounts of the drug for recreational purposes.”

If medical marijuana does pass in Florida, voters said 71-26 percent that they would be OK with having a dispensary in their city.

“No ‘not in my backyard’ mentality here,” said Brown. “By an almost 3-1 majority Florida voters would allow a medical marijuana dispensary near where they live.”

This Quinnipiac University poll surveyed 1,251 registered voters between July 17-21 with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points.

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