MMJ polling at 77% in Florida, union endorses Nevada rec

The news continues to improve for pro-cannabis state campaigns in advance of Election Day in November.

In Florida, 77% of state voters say they plan to support the medical marijuana legalization initiative Amendment 2, according to a new poll from the University of North Florida. The study found that only 18% of voters are opposed to the measure, WPBF News reported.

The Florida MMJ amendment, unlike the eight other pro-marijuana initiatives on state ballots around the country, needs at least 60% of the vote in November to become law.

In Nevada, a ballot measure to legalize adult-use cannabis got a boost from organized labor this week, when the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 – which represents more than 57,000 workers – endorsed the initiative, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

A press release from the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol said the union is backing the initiative because it will “take marijuana out of the criminal market and place it in regulated businesses that will create well-paying jobs.”