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Medical Marijuana, Conservation Amendments Run Well in Florida Chamber Poll

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: June 23, 2014 4:45 PM
Marijuana
A new poll shows two of the three proposed state Constitution amendments that Floridians will vote on in November are in solid shape while the other is largely unknown. For the amendments to pass, 60 percent of voters will have to support them at the ballot box. 

The poll of likely voters from the Florida Chamber of Commerce shows Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment, in good shape. Amendment 1 would ensure the Florida Constitution mandates 33 percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents be spent on environmental projects for the next two decades.

More than three-fourths of those surveyed -- 78 percent -- say they will vote for Amendment 1. Only 14 percent of those surveyed opposed this amendment.

The poll also shows Amendment 2, a proposed Constitution amendment to expand medical marijuana use in Florida, is close to passing. The poll finds 58 percent of those surveyed back Amendment 2 while 36 percent oppose it.

In recent weeks, opponents of Amendment 2 have grown increasingly active. A poll from Democratic-affiliated Public Policy Polling (PPP) released earlier in the month found 66 percent of Florida voters backing Amendment 2 while 28 percent oppose it.

According to the new poll, Florida voters are more in the dark on Amendment 3, with only 60 percent of those surveyed already decided upon it. Amendment 3 would let the governor fill judicial vacancies from a list of three to six candidates named by the judicial nominating commission. Amendment 3 would also allow the governor to name prospective judicial appointments before the judgeship is vacated.

The poll finds 36 percent of those surveyed intend to back Amendment 3 while 24 percent oppose it.

The poll of 806 likely voters was taken by Cherry Communications for the Florida Chamber on June 11 and had a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent.



Reach Kevin Derby at kderby@sunshinestatenews.com.

Comments (8)

Chuck O'Neal
1:35PM JUN 24TH 2014
#VoteYesOn1FL
Florida MMTC Institute
9:16AM JUN 24TH 2014
Florida has a great opportunity to create a model which allows for both business opportunities and proper regulations which in turn will nurture the growth of treatment, business, and possibly awareness of the benefits of this natural medicine. floridammtc.org
Arturo R. Pasrón
8:39AM JUN 24TH 2014
Mirar cómo se manipula desde el gobierno la información, contra los ciudadanos y las nuevas generaciones de inocentes quienes serán las víctimas de los irresponsables y vividores, a expensas de las miserias y los sueños humanos: Es simplemente triste.
Todo quien viva en Miami conoció la campaña para establecer los juegos en Florida y la propaganda recalcaba hasta la saciedad, que era en Beneficio de la educación, cuando sabemos que educar es formar seres humanos útiles para la vida mediante una actividad de beneficio mutuos y que los juegos son un negocio de las mafias que controlan los vicios junto a la prostitución organizada desde una llamada telefónica o dentro de los casinos.
Hoy la mariguana se viste de seda para Beneficio de la salud, cuando conocemos que pone la cabeza en las nubes donde el individuo evade todo tipo de responsabilidad, en las estupideces que hace… y si hay duda pregúntenselo a Bill Clinton en su época de juventud; pero representa un buen negocio para Obama-care y así continuar en destruir junto a las finanzas: La moral, la independencia y la dignidad que caracterizó (en otros tiempos) al pueblo norteamericano.
Sería bueno también patentizar los beneficios del alcohol para la circulación y limpieza de la sangre. Y qué decir de las encuestas de opinión; Cuando deberíamos llevar a votación la disminución de los impuestos y conocer cuántos están de acuerdo para implementar las rebajas por la ley, junto al número de empleado del gobierno, que cobrando de dichos impuestos, son una carga CONTRA los TRABAJADORES y sobre las empresas, quienes hicieron grande a los EU. Personal empleado, que en realidad no pagan impuestos netos, cuando carecen de fuentes económicas independientes. Pero esa encuesta nunca se realizará por falta interés y de personal en todo el estado y en el país.
24/06/2014 7:29:14

Arturo R. Pasarón.
knowa
8:44PM JUN 23RD 2014
Vote Yes On 2
Medical Marijuana Patients United
10:39PM JUN 23RD 2014
Florida Medical Marijuana Patients Protection League has signed a 2 year contract to provide safety and security for its members using C4-ISR Strategy and Tactics. We will no longer tolerate nor permit terrorism against our community..!
Nancy66
11:21PM JUN 23RD 2014
Try using C5ISR Tactics =
Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cannabis,
Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance
HempStaff
5:39PM JUN 23RD 2014
Vote Yes on #2! It is important for the Health of our Residents, as well as the Health of our Economy!
Dean
5:07PM JUN 23RD 2014
It was areally small poll and was most likely slanted to the right when you consider the numbers it gave Gov. Scott and that the Chamber bought and paid for it. Since every other poll shows Amendment 2 with much better numbers I have to question the validity of the poll. Still, it gives me hope that the majority of Floridians understand how important Amendment 2 is to the patients of Florida. I ask everybody to vote YES on Amendment 2 and make all strains of Medical Marijuana legal in Florida. Thank You

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