June 3, 2014
Website studies how votes compare to voter polls
Boca Raton, FL (June 3, 2014) – On Friday, May 30, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 4660, which included an amendment that stops states from using federal funds to prevent the use, distribution, possession, or growth of medical marijuana. The amendment comes just as the state of Florida is preparing to pass their own bill, SB 1030, that will legalize the Charlotte’s Web strain of medical marijuana.
floridamarijuanainfo.org, a non-partisan, informational hub about ‘all things marijuana’ in Florida, has been tracking the response of its elected officials and how their votes compare to recent polls of Florida’s citizens.
Here’s how they voted on HR 4660:
YEAS – Kathy Castor (D – District 14), Patrick Murphy (D – District 18), Lois Frankel (D – District 22) and Corinne Brown (D – District 5)
NEAS – Jeff Miller (R – District 1), Daniel Webster (R – District 10), and Frederica Wilson (D – District 24).
ABSTAINED – Alcee Hastings (D – District 20)
Fewer than 60% of Florida Congressional representatives voted in favor of HR 4660, compared to the latest poll from Quinnipiac* that finds that 88% of Floridians are in favor of the legalization of medical marijuana.
As the debate goes on, floridamarijuanainfo.org plans not only to report the “whats” – but will also be offering up the “whys.”
floridamarijuanainfo.org is an unbiased, non-partisan, informational hub launched in 2013 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.
floridamarijuanainfo.org believes that “knowledge is power.” The team is dedicated to providing up-to-date information regarding the latest news, opinions, reports, legal updates and analysis, and cutting-edge scientific research to the Florida community.
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* Brown, Peter, Quinnipiac University Poll, http://www.quinnipiac.edu/images/polling/fl/fl05052014_apwt732.pdf