Seniors Could Be Key on Medical Marijuana in Florida

Medical Marijuana
Posted at 4:24 AM, Nov 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-25 07:23:52-05

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — 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 midterm elections.

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 holes and worry about their grandchildren.

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