Seniors could be key on medical marijuana in Florida

AP, Sunday 2 Nov 2014

The legalization of medical marijuana in Florida may be decided by seniors.

Older people are the most reliable voters and their share of the electorate is even more pronounced during national elections when there is no presidential contest.

Polls on Amendment 2 have been erratic but forums on the initiative have been attracting a perhaps surprising number of seniors, some who come telling stories of how marijuana has helped them.

The leader of the Vote No on 2 camp says when seniors read the amendment they realize it's riddled with loopholes and worry about their grandchildren.

Supporters of Amendment 2 say there are no loop holes and that seniors can benefit by using marijuana to replace or supplement potentially harmful or addictive pharmaceuticals.

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