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Poll: Big support in Florida for medical marijuana

Nearly nine out of 10 Florida voters support the medical use of marijuana, according to a new poll released Monday.

The poll by Quinnipiac University found 88 percent of voters support allowing adults to use marijuana for medical purposes if a doctor prescribes it.

Support is over 80 percent for all age groups.

The poll also found 53 percent of voters support allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of pot for personal use.

Floridians will vote in November on a state constitutional amendment that would allow the use of medical marijuana.

Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, said the findings show the amendment is likely to pass.

“If Vegas were giving odds on medical marijuana becoming legal in Florida, the bookies would be betting heavily,” Brown said in a statement.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,413 registered voters April 23-28. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percent.

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