FloridaMarijuanaInfo.org Poll: 88% of Florida Voters Polled Say Law Enforcement Efforts Enforcing Marijuana Regulation Not Worthwhile

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An online poll of Florida voters statewide conducted last week by FloridaMarijuanaInfo.org found some not-so-surprising – and some very surprising – results regarding the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana.

“With almost nine out of ten voters in favor of medical marijuana, I would say with little hesitation that Amendment 2 has a very strong chance of passing,” said David Cohn, Publisher, FloridaMarijuanInfo.org.

From June 16th to June 19th, FloridaMarijuanaInfo.org, the state’s non-biased, information ‘hub’ of all things marijuana, conducted a random online sampling of 1,151 Florida voters, 18+. The results reflect a 95% level of confidence, with a critical value of 1.96. The margin of error is +/- 2.9% = (1.96/(2 √ 1151)= 0.028886)

With the Florida’s Sherriff’s Association publicly opposed to any legalization, perhaps the most telling find is that 92% of poll’s respondents do not believe that legalizing medical marijuana would lead to increased crime. Just 5% believe it would, and 3% were unsure. An overwhelming number of respondents (88%) said that law enforcement efforts enforcing marijuana regulation are not worthwhile.

FloridaMarijuanaInfo.org found that 95% of respondents are in favor of legalizing marijuana for medicinal use, showing slightly higher approval numbers than in similar statewide polls.

94% of the male respondents said they supported the legalization of medical marijuana, with just 97% of women favoring its legalization. Among the age groups polled, 18-29 year olds have the highest support rate at 97%, with 30-44 year olds at 96%, 45-64 year olds at 95%, and 65+ year olds at 88%.

“With almost nine out of ten voters in favor of medical marijuana, I would say with little hesitation that Amendment 2 has a very strong chance of passing,” said David Cohn, Publisher, FloridaMarijuanInfo.org.

The poll also found that between marijuana, alcohol, tobacco and sugar, 46% of respondents found tobacco to be the most harmful to an individual’s health. Alcohol came in second with 37% of the vote, followed by sugar at 15%, and marijuana at just 3%.

Comprehensive poll results are available at FloridaMarijuanaInfo.org. Corresponding data, charts and graphs follow.

ABOUT FloridaMarijuanaInfo.org
FloridaMarijuanaInfo.org is an unbiased, non-partisan, informational hub designed to give the public free access to incisive, authoritative, thought-provoking and instructional information about ‘all things marijuana’ in Florida. The organization takes no public stand for or against medical or recreational marijuana usage. Its mission is to provide the most accurate and useful information about marijuana, with a specific focus on Florida.

To learn more, visit http://www.FloridaMarijuanaInfo.org; facebook.com/FloridaMJInfo and on Twitter @FLMarijuanaInfo.

For full polling results, visit http://bit.ly/FMIPollResults

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