On Election Day, These States Will Vote On Medical Marijuana – Civilized
Medical marijuana is already legal in 26 states. And three more could join the fold on Election Day as Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota are set to vote on medical marijuana ballot issues.
Three isn’t exactly an overwhelming number, but this trio of states could push legalization forward in other states. Two are from the South and one is from the Midwest, which are are strongholds for cannabis prohibition in America.
Here’s a breakdown of the states who could bump the total number of legal medical districts close to 30.
1. Florida, Amendment 2
The biggest battleground for medical marijuana this fall is the Sunshine State. Right now, the south is one of the most inhospitable regions toward cannabis reform in America. A handful of districts in Dixie allow patients to use CBD oil – a non-psychoactive cannabis extract – to treat a few medical conditions. But only Louisiana has legalized medical marijuana.
Florida could change that by becoming the biggest southern state to launch a medical marijuana program. But United for Care – the group that created Amendment 2 – knows it will face a tough battle. The group tried to pass a similar motion in 2014. Even though 57.6 percent of voters approved it, the campaign failed because, unlike other states, ballot initiatives in the Golden State have to gain at least 60 percent support to pass.
Right now, things are looking good. According to a recent poll conducted by Florida Atlantic University, 67 percent of likely voters support Amendment 2 and only 30 percent oppose it, leaving 3 percent undecided. So winning might only be a matter of getting those supporters into voting booths on Election Day.
But a lot of influential groups want those voters to stay home on November 8th. Amendment 2 is opposed by the Florida