Skip to comments.Florida poll: Most back legal marijuana
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.
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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.
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.
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.
America is in decline. This is part of that decline.
Funny, America was ascending just fine during the days when there were no pot laws.
They shouldn’t be all amendments in Florida need 60 pct
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.
The world and the nation are crashing around them, but dammit, FL voters have their priorities. Reality be damned.. we want our POT!
“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.)
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.
I mean I wouldn’t hire a doper
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.
Not to defend pot heads, but hasn't this been so forever with alcoholics?
There’s a slim possibility that the stupidest and least informed among us will now totally lose the incentive to vote at all.
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.
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.
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?
>> a new poll says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll
Aha, from a reliably objective operation...
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?
Sometimes, this place is stuck in 1968.
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"?
“I mean I wouldnt 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.
A new slogan in future elections??? Instead of a "Chicken in every pot".... "Pot in every coop"!
Forget it, Jake, it’s Florida.
Shades of the Opium Dens in China.
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.
What are you talking about? Denver is booming and crime is down so far this year.
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!
So you think Detroit’s decline is due to legal pot?
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.
Colorado. The sky is still up there. It did not fall.
Definitely medical recreational not likely
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?
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.
“I’ve been employed for over 20 years and been tested only once.”
And there you have it, a poll sample of one.
So why did it happen to Detroit and not Pittsburgh?
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."
The answer to your question is found in the demographics.
I don't belive that poll!!!
WHO did they polled???
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.
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 youve ever worked for"?
WHO did they polled???
By clicking all of three links I got to the following:
==================== FL0714 Demographics ==================== From July 17 - 21, 2014 Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,251 registered voters in Florida with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points. PARTY IDENTIFICATION - 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
How about your property....who do you think is breaking into your house to be able to buy it!!!
“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.”