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POLL: Swing State Voters Support Legalization

HAMDEN, CT — According to survey data released Monday by Quinnipiac University.The majority of voters in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania support permitting adults to possess marijuana legally, and super-majorities in all three states endorse allowing doctors to recommend cannabis therapy,

55 percent of Florida voters say that they support allowing adults “to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use.” (Forty-two percent oppose the idea.) In Ohio, voters back legalization by a margin of 52 percent to 44 percent. In Pennsylvania, 51 percent of voters favor legalizing marijuana versus 45 percent who oppose doing so.

Support for medical marijuana is 84 – 14 percent in Florida, 84 – 15 percent in Ohio and 88 – 10 percent in Pennsylvania, the poll finds. Since 1960 no candidate has won the presidential race without taking at least two of these three swing states.

Legislation seeking to regulate the plant’s use and retail sale is pending in both Florida and Pennsylvania, though to date, lawmakers have yet to hold hearings on either bill.

Legislation to permit regulatory access to medical cannabis is also pending in both states.

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Mark Hudson is a writer and app. developer who returned to Colorado in 2013 after fifteen years working overseas.

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