floridamarijuanainfo.org Poll: 88% of Florida Voters Polled Say Law Enforcement Efforts Enforcing Marijuana Regulation are Not Worthwhile
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2014
Contact: Julie Mullen
Boca Raton (June 24, 2014) – 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.
From June 16th to June 19th, floridamarijuanainfo.org, the state’s non-biased, information ‘hub’ of all things marijuana, conducted a simple, 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.
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Scroll down for pie charts and data from the poll.
STATS & NUMBERS
With a simple random sample of 1,151 people at a 95% level of confidence, we have a critical value of 1.96. So the margin of error 1.96/(2 √ 1151)= 0.028886, or about +/- 2.9% margin of error.
Do you support or oppose the use of medical marijuana, prescribed by doctors, to treat a variety of illnesses?
Do you support or oppose the legalization of possession and use of small amounts of marijuana for personal use?
Understand this poll is completely anonymous and confidential, have you personally tried marijuana?
Aside from your personal opinion, do you believe that the legal sale and use of marijuana will eventually take place nationwide?
Do you believe legalizing RECREATIONAL marijuana would lead to increased crime?
Which of the following do you believe is most harmful to an individual’s health?
Do you believe legalizing MEDICAL marijuana will lead to increased crime?
Do you believe police and judicial efforts to enforce current marijuana laws are worthwhile?
Are you interested in learning about changes to Florida’s marijuana laws?