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Florida poll: Most back legal marijuana
Politico ^ | 7/28/14 | Jonathan Topaz

Posted on 07/28/2014 4:56:49 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

A majority of Florida voters support legalization of recreational marijuana, a new poll says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, 55 percent of Florida voters back legal possession of small amounts of recreational pot, compared with 41 percent who oppose it.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: cannabis; dope; fl; florida; marijuana; pot; theworldisending; wod
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Florida media is rapturous over this poll.

Haven't heard ANYTHING about the same organization's poll about Obama in Florida. Nope, the Florida media stays far, far away from negative news about their man child hero.

1 posted on 07/28/2014 4:56:49 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Exactly what the left wants, a drugged and even more dumbed-down populace which is highly malleable to the machinations of a corrupt, fascistic government.


2 posted on 07/28/2014 5:00:23 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

An army of stumblebums and apathetic stoners is no army at all.

But to some, personal initiative is the biggest threat they can imagine. They may be right.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 5:05:47 AM PDT by alloysteel (Most people become who they promised they would never be.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

America is in decline. This is part of that decline.


4 posted on 07/28/2014 5:06:59 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Funny, America was ascending just fine during the days when there were no pot laws.


5 posted on 07/28/2014 5:08:25 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: SoFloFreeper

They shouldn’t be all amendments in Florida need 60 pct


6 posted on 07/28/2014 5:08:30 AM PDT by italianquaker
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To: dirtboy

But we had a totally different culture back then. People actually wanted to grow up and be responsible adults. Kids couldn’t wait. Now everybody (not quite everybody) wants to be a perpetual frat boy, rock musician, adolescent. It used to be respectable to be sane.


7 posted on 07/28/2014 5:16:14 AM PDT by all the best
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To: SoFloFreeper

The world and the nation are crashing around them, but dammit, FL voters have their priorities. Reality be damned.. we want our POT!


8 posted on 07/28/2014 5:20:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: dirtboy

“Funny, America was ascending just fine during the days when there were no pot laws.”

During that time, stoners were not part of a political movement that attached itself for support to the people who went out and busted their a@#es for survival. If you didn’t work, you didn’t eat and the only intellectuals were those who went out and made discoveries and innovated through hard intellectual exertion. (If anyone tried to lay claim to the results of anyone else’s efforts, they were not met with hospitality.)

IMHO


9 posted on 07/28/2014 5:21:56 AM PDT by ripley
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To: SoFloFreeper

Here’s the deal. I would hire a doper, and I don’t want a doper flying my plane or operating on my mom or representing my cousin in court.

That said, I have had it up to here with police frittering away their time with a “safe” arrest of some idiot high school student for pot, ruining his life and making the cop’s life cushy because he gets credit for an arrest without taking ay risks arresting a legitimate bad guy, like a batterer or a murderer or a child molester.

I feel relatively safe from attacks by dopers.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 5:22:43 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


11 posted on 07/28/2014 5:23:38 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: yldstrk

I mean I wouldn’t hire a doper


12 posted on 07/28/2014 5:24:33 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: dirtboy

It’s not the laws I’m referring to, it’s the level of pot use.

The decline isn’t the legalization per se, it’s the desire on the part of so many people to use a substance that makes them stupider.

We are entering a Brave New World, one that does not include an overly-informed electorate.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 5:25:01 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: all the best
It used to be respectable to be sane.

Yup.

14 posted on 07/28/2014 5:26:12 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman
The decline isn’t the legalization per se, it’s the desire on the part of so many people to use a substance that makes them stupider.

Not to defend pot heads, but hasn't this been so forever with alcoholics?

15 posted on 07/28/2014 5:41:10 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: SoFloFreeper

There’s a slim possibility that the stupidest and least informed among us will now totally lose the incentive to vote at all.


16 posted on 07/28/2014 5:52:28 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Alas Babylon!

1+1=2 (not 1)

Also, pot is much more beguiling to the young than alcohol is... And much, much more devastating.

Pot murders learning.


17 posted on 07/28/2014 5:56:59 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: SoFloFreeper

There is a very good reason to legalize drugs. It has to do with police using hand grenades to blow up sleeping babies in cribs. That is what the war on drugs has turned us into. So uninformed “conservatives” can feel safe while being less safe.


18 posted on 07/28/2014 6:00:42 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: ScottinVA
IMO, it is very important to end the failed War on Drugs, the birthplace of no-knock, SWAT team invasions of citizen's homes & the increased militancy of the local, state, & Federal police.

I'd like to see the billions of dollars wasted on creating a police state either returned to the taxpayers or spent in better ways.

I'd like to see the drug cartels & the drug dealers lose their source of income & their motivation to murder for profit.

I'd like to see people with real drug & alcohol problems get real help from real health professionals who are not subsidized by the government to perpetuate addiction & abuse; & leave responsible citizens to their privacy.

Do YOU think the government has the right to dictate what we may or may not consume?

19 posted on 07/28/2014 6:01:51 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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>> a new poll says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll

Aha, from a reliably objective operation...


20 posted on 07/28/2014 6:04:05 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: SoFloFreeper; All

Well, if it passes, we will soon have a plethora of organ donors...I mean, where else can you LEGALLY smoke weed yet not have to wear a helmet on a motorcycle?


21 posted on 07/28/2014 6:07:03 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: samtheman

Horseshit.


22 posted on 07/28/2014 6:12:06 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is what too many people here sound like:

Dragnet marijuana sermon

Sometimes, this place is stuck in 1968.

23 posted on 07/28/2014 6:20:55 AM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: samtheman
pot is much more beguiling to the young than alcohol is...

Kids use alcohol twice as often as pot - although they report that pot is easier to get than alcohol (also easier to get than cigarettes).

And much, much more devastating.

No mind-altering drug is good for developing brains; where's the evidence that pot is "much, much more devastating"?

24 posted on 07/28/2014 6:24:12 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: yldstrk

“I mean I wouldn’t hire a doper”

That is where the argument for legal dope falls apart.

Nobody else will hire them either, so you will supporting them and their families with your taxes!

Detroit is a good example of how this works out in the real world, nobody works and taxpayers support them. Stoned, drunk, and uneducated, they couldn’t hold down a job if one WAS offered.


25 posted on 07/28/2014 6:29:26 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Exactly what the left wants, a drugged and even more dumbed-down populace which is highly malleable to the machinations of a corrupt, fascistic government.

A new slogan in future elections??? Instead of a "Chicken in every pot".... "Pot in every coop"!

26 posted on 07/28/2014 6:29:51 AM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Forget it, Jake, it’s Florida.


27 posted on 07/28/2014 6:29:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is who they polled ...
28 posted on 07/28/2014 6:30:04 AM PDT by shove_it (Directive 10-289 lives)
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To: Beagle8U

Shades of the Opium Dens in China.


29 posted on 07/28/2014 6:30:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: italianquaker
Medical marijuana is on the ballot this November, not recreational. Medical mj is leading 88-10 =>

July 28, 2014 - Florida Backs Medical Marijuana 9-1, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Young Voters Lead Call For Recreational Marijuana

Florida voters support legalized marijuana for medical use 88 - 10 percent, with support ranging from 83 - 14 percent among voters over 65 years old to 95 - 5 percent among voters 18 to 29 years old, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

The lowest level of support is 80 - 19 percent among Republicans, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/news-and-events/quinnipiac-university-poll/florida/release-detail?ReleaseID=2064

30 posted on 07/28/2014 6:43:46 AM PDT by Ken H
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31 posted on 07/28/2014 6:45:30 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Beagle8U

What are you talking about? Denver is booming and crime is down so far this year.


32 posted on 07/28/2014 6:49:16 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

Detoilet used to be booming too. Generations of stoners aren’t born overnight.

Give it some time. Wait about 5 years and see what the welfare rolls look like. Like a corncrib, easy free corn draws lots of rats!


33 posted on 07/28/2014 7:00:55 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

So you think Detroit’s decline is due to legal pot?


34 posted on 07/28/2014 7:03:06 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Beagle8U
Nobody else will hire them either

What makes you think so? Not all employers test - I've been employed for over 20 years and been tested only once.

Detroit is a good example of how this works out in the real world

Marijuana is illegal in Detroit.

35 posted on 07/28/2014 7:06:20 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: ken5050

Colorado. The sky is still up there. It did not fall.


36 posted on 07/28/2014 7:08:01 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Ken H

Definitely medical recreational not likely


37 posted on 07/28/2014 7:13:37 AM PDT by italianquaker
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To: Mister Da
Do YOU think the government has the right to dictate what we may or may not consume?

Insofar as marijuana, I don't want kids having access to it, so what I'd settle for is a minimum age requirement.

Let me flip this question... are you in favor of any and all currently illegal drugs being legalized?

38 posted on 07/28/2014 7:20:47 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Ken H

It’s due to being a city full of uneducated, drunk, doped, morons that don’t work or support themselves.

There is no way to fix it without evicting all the residents.

Making it legal just attracts more of them.


39 posted on 07/28/2014 7:32:39 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: ConservingFreedom

“I’ve been employed for over 20 years and been tested only once.”

And there you have it, a poll sample of one.


40 posted on 07/28/2014 7:35:01 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U
It’s due to being a city full of uneducated, drunk, doped, morons that don’t work or support themselves.

So why did it happen to Detroit and not Pittsburgh?

41 posted on 07/28/2014 7:38:15 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Beagle8U
I’ve been employed for over 20 years and been tested only once.

And there you have it, a poll sample of one.

That's one more data point than you've supplied - and YOU'RE the one who made the claim: "Nobody else will hire them [pot smokers] either."

42 posted on 07/28/2014 7:53:24 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: Ken H

The answer to your question is found in the demographics.

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/42/4261000.html


43 posted on 07/28/2014 7:58:26 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: ScottinVA; SoFloFreeper
According to a Quinnipiac University poll

I don't belive that poll!!!

WHO did they polled???

44 posted on 07/28/2014 8:00:27 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: ConservingFreedom

I’ve fired many of them over the years. Every company I’ve ever worked for had a zero tolerance policy on drugs. Most every industrial employer is the same.


45 posted on 07/28/2014 8:03:04 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U
Every company I’ve ever worked for had a zero tolerance policy on drugs.

So now we have several nonrandomly selected data points on either side - which proves only that some employers test and some don't.

Most every industrial employer is the same.

Have any more evidence for that claim than "every company you’ve ever worked for"?

46 posted on 07/28/2014 8:07:16 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: danamco
I don't belive that poll!!!

WHO did they polled???

By clicking all of three links I got to the following:

====================
FL0714 Demographics
====================
From July 17
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21, 2014 Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,251 registered voters in Florida with a margin of error of +/-
2.8 percentage points.
PARTY IDENTIFICATION
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Generally speaking, do you consider yourself a Republican,
a Democrat, an Independent, or what?
REGISTERED VOTERS
Weighted
Percent
PARTY IDENTIFICATION
Republican 28%
Democrat 31
Independent 32
Other/DK/NA 9
PHONE DISTRIBUTION
Cell only 31%
Land Line only 7
Both, cmp from cell sample 15
Both, cmp from land sample 48
RACE
White 68%
Black 13
Hispanic 13
Other/DK/NA 5
REGISTERED VOTERS.................................................
AGE IN YRS..............
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+
Weighted Percentage 100% 28% 31% 32% 45% 55% 15% 29% 28% 27%
MoE (+/-%) 2.77 5.07 5.04 4.84 3.86 3.98 10.76 6.41 5.24 4.08

47 posted on 07/28/2014 8:14:15 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: Beagle8U
The answer to your question is found in the demographics.

Quite so.

48 posted on 07/28/2014 8:14:48 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: yldstrk

How about your property....who do you think is breaking into your house to be able to buy it!!!


49 posted on 07/28/2014 8:18:52 AM PDT by ontap
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To: ConservingFreedom

“Firms implementing drug testing programs also can be
distinguished by type of industry. The 1989 Conference
Board survey showed that three-fourths of the companies
with drug testing programs were manufacturers or gas and
electric utilities, while nearly half of the companies that reported
not having a drug testing program were in banking,
insurance, and other financial service industries.”

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/1996/11/art4full.pdf


50 posted on 07/28/2014 8:27:00 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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