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Florida Voters Back Medical Marijuana, Transgender Bathroom Law

May 23, 2016 - 12:15pm

Florida voters remain open to supporting a proposed state constitutional amendment on medical marijuana and back the idea of a law for transgender individuals using “bathrooms that correspond to their gender at birth rather than their gender identity,” a new poll shows. 

Gravis Marketing released a poll over the weekend which finds Florida voters are behind Amendment 2, a measure expanding medical marijuana in the Sunshine State. More that two-thirds of those surveyed--69 percent--back the proposal while 23 percent are against it. For the amendment to pass, 60 percent of voters have to support it in the general election in November. 

In 2014, another proposed amendment--which was also Amendment 2--polled well at the start of the election cycle but faded as it drew fire. It eventually failed to be adopted with 58 percent of voters backing it. 

Doug Kaplan, the president of Gravis, said there is “rapid changing of the voting segments opinion on medical marijuana” which continues to impact the fight over the amendment. 

“One year ago when we asked a similar question, the state constitution measure was in danger of failing, as less than 60 percent of those polled would vote for it,” Kaplan said. “Today, it appears that this ballot initiative is fairly on it’s way of passing. It’s amazing to see how much the public sentiment  has changed in the last eight years.”

Gravis also asked voters “would you say you favor or oppose laws that require transgender individuals to use bathrooms that correspond to their gender at birth rather than their gender identity.”Almost a third of those surveyed--32 percent--said they would strong favor that proposed law while 14 percent somewhat favor it. A quarter of those surveyed--25 percent--say they strong oppose that proposal while 13 percent somewhat oppose it. 

The poll of 2,542 registered Florida voters was taken from May 17-May 18 and had a margin of error of +/- 2 percent.  

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Where do you take your polls from? Your wrong on both issues. There are now 11 States that are suing the Govt over the Transgender bathrooms and hopefully so will Gov. Scott. You are absolutely crazy if you think most Floridians support the transgender bathrooms. You may be surprised if marijuana loses too,

Any person suffering from an ailment that might be alleviated by marijuana can simply ask a college student to get them some. Have it in a couple hours. Of course you can NOT ask them who we fought in the Revolutionary War. You can't ask who we fought in the War of 1812. You can't even ask who we fought in WWII. They don't know. If you ask them, they will tell you they are against capitalism and for socialism. Although they will be unable to give a definition of either theory, they will tack a $20 onto the price of the bag of weed they get for you.

Just say NO to Men in the Girls Room....as for legalizing Mary Jane.....first, reinsate the draft, require mandatory military service of all men and women, ages 19-21 - then, consider legalization of "medical" - wink/wink Mary Jane. Come on people, wake up!

Up till now, women have always been "commandeering" Men's Rooms at "sporting & entertainment" events (due to regularly exceeded occupancy rates and lengthy lines in Women's Rooms) ; NOW, "problem solved"...(of course, now I can inquire, "Hi Mac, what was your name before you donned the dress !")...

Up till now, women have always been "commandeering" Men's Rooms at "sporting & entertainment" events (due to regularly exceeded occupancy rates and lengthy lines in Women's Rooms) ; NOW, "problem solved"...(of course, now I can inquire, "Hi Mac, what was your name before you donned the dress !")...

Always like hearing from C Breeze! Saw on TV this morning that Obama has instituted and built transgender bathrooms for any transgender illegal aliens they happen to run across on the border. Damn the cost! What if one showed up? The reasoning is that they are more likely to be subjected to discrimination than the average, pregnant illegal that looks like a woman. No official government word on if they are discriminated against in the great nation of Mexico. The great boon for the illegals is that they no longer have to sneak across- they march in and surrender whereupon they are processed ,informed of their rights, given a free food card and a court date. Seems their names are all Juan Garcia and Rosa Gonzales. Something less than 1% show up for court at which point the case is dropped. Thank goodness for Obama for making these necessary changes. Meantime he is trying to strip Americans of their 2nd Amendment rights while making an agreement to sell arms to Vietnam. Must be a sterling golf course over there somewhere.

Didn't sunshine state news have an opinion poll in the last two weeks or less and only 53% voted yes on amendment 2. No poll on bathrooms but as a parent and My 6 year old Granddaughter was followed into the ladies room by a transgender, I would vote that transgender with a pole right then and there.

So, by your rationale, you would rather have a person who for all intents and purposes is now an adult male, having gone through the surgical procedure of changing their birth gender from female to male, follow your 6 year old grand daughter into the bathroom? How logical is that? And that is exactly what this law would mean. Not to mention the impracticality of enforcing such a law. Are we now going to have somebody checking birth certificates at restroom door? Would a person not be allowed to use a public restroom unless they have a birth certificate? And who exactly will be doing this checking? Law enforcement? Sounds like an awful lot of wasted tax dollars to me. Here I thought conservatives hated excessive government spending. Imagine that, another counter-intuitive, hypocritical Republican backed policy.

You stupid or what. re-read my commit. I would cut the pervert in a heartbeat if he followed my granddaughter into tye bathroom. Screw 911!

Some pretty weighty stuff here. I'm just a poor old country boy, don't know whether I am qualified to respond or not. Oh, hells, bells, might as well. The whole medical pot thing is horse manure sleight of hand for more government. They run the numbers game, they run the criminal justice system - estimated to be around $15 BILLION in Florida -and now they want to move into drugs. Because they are so smart and know what is best for us. As always, follow the money. Pot is everywhere, has been for years and everyone knows it. There is not a town in the country big enough to support one traffic light and a Pakastani convenience store that someone couldn't get you a bag within the hour. Prices for pot on the street have remained pretty stable for the past 40 years or so. Till now. Now the government AND INSURANCE COMPANIES are involved and pot prices skyrocket - look at the Colorado scene. Pot that was $120-$150 an ounce on the street now goes for $600 and more in the government controlled pot store. The upside for the old dealers is that they maintain a lot of their customers that can't afford the new state run brand. The state of Colorado - in clear and blatent disregard of federal drug laws which are also nuts - has legalized it - not legal - and is collecting taxes. I guess all the Obama folks are busy chasing illegals on the border. Once you let the camel get his nose in the tent, soon you have the whole smelly animal. Oh, Florida will legalize medical pot. The legislature is not capable of not cashing in on that cow. That is the nose of the camel. Hard to beat the numbers game, though. As for the bathroom nonsense. I must have run across a transgender somewhere in my travlels. Just didn't know it and never gave it any thought. THIS WAS NOT AN ISSUE TILL OBAMA MADE IT ONE. There can't be that many of them. Honestly, before all this manure from Obama, did you ever give it much thought? Was it ever a problem? They are not robbing liquor stores and involved in drive by shootings. They are not pedophiles. The uproar by the mentally challenged that a pervert might get into the bathoroom with your little girl? A stretch, altho Obama may have given some sick mental retards the idea. An obnoxious TV reporter tried to corner Trump and embarrass him. "What bathroom do you think appropriate for a transgender to use in your hotels?" Trump gave him a witherinig look and responded "Whatever one they want to". Lets concentrate on getting Trump elected.

To be fair, it was not an issue until North Carolina made it one with their House Bill 2, which seeks to enforce that people can ONLY use the restroom of their BIRTH gender. Not their current gender. Obama's law was, in my opinion, largely in response to that. It is the largely Republican supporters of THAT bill (in North Carolina) which seek to convince you that there are just a gazillion sick people out there who cannot wait to don a dress and wig solely for the purpose of sneaking into the women's restroom, or gym shower to, at best, get a glimspe of a little nip, and at worst sodomize our women and children. Don't be fooled, my friend.

Now when "O" retires, he can legally go into ANY "ladies Room" in the country {somebody warn him to make sure Bill Clinton isn't in there before he goes in...because Bill doesn't discriminate; blonde, brown, or black hair,"Intern young" or old and experienced...or even inexperienced like "O"}

You are not my friend and It looks like you are the pervert on here. Read you're own replys, yep your are one sic puppy that needs euthanized.

Ever consider political office "Trapper"? You would be good at it (maybe even teach common-sense to some of those "mammary attached" fakers) !

Lawmakers had their chance to do real medical cannabis reform and chose not to. Now it is up to the voters. YES on 2. ForThePatients!

Just be sure that the medical marijuana law is very clear between the difference of obtaining a medical card for specific medical reasons and not being allowed or used for recreational reasons! In AZ this has not been made clear enough, so those with cards are using more for recreation and parties than for pain.... Disrupts neighborhoods, driving under the influence, etc. Get the wording right to avoid some major problems.

Living in Florida, how would you personally know about the problems you mentioned? I think marijuana should be completely legal, and taxed! Imagine the hungry politicians falling over each other trying to tack it onto whatever 'MUST' bill is coming up for a vote. lol GO TRUMP!!

Just say No to both!

Gee . . . . maybe SSN should just google "Gravis Marketing" and "bias" before they print their polling results as gospel . . . . . nothing like SSN's belief/reporting from a pollster that previously had an election poll showing a candidate up 29 points — before he lost by 67 . . . . . a 96 percentage point polling error . . . . . . . . sort of like Trump's "truths" . . . . . . . . . . unbelievably . . . PATHETIC . . .

And, again, even more SPAM from the 'dr'! GO TRUMP!!

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Always trust the far right nut jobs to bring back Nixon era "dirty tricks" misdirection commenting . . . . . get real, no Clinton supporter bases their anti-Bernie comments based on "Bernie is a Jew" . . . . . . . . only skinhead racists think that's enough . . . . . PATHETIC . . .

Maybe no blacks because there are none in VT? TOO cold.

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