A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Floridians are in support of legalizing medical marijuana in the Sunshine State.
In the poll, 88 percent of all voters supported the issue.
Of those polled, voters 65 and older supported legalizing medical marijuana, 83 percent to 14 percent.
The poll also showed 95 percent of participants ages 18 to 29 supported the issue.
Support for legalized medical marijuana remained strong, regardless of party affiliation, gender or age.
"Because disease and illness, they don't pick political parties," Attorney John Morgan said. "They pick at random, and that's why this is going to pass."
However, the poll did not specifically ask about the constitutional amendment, which will be on the November ballot.
Fifty-five percent of voters also approved recreational marijuana use.
More than 1,200 voters were polled during between July 17 and July 21. The poll’s margin of error was plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.
"There are going to be more accidents," said Larry Zwieg, director of the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigations. "There are going to be more influenced drivers. There are going to be more health problems. That's our biggest concern."
People even support having a medical marijuana dispensary in their town or city.
And that's something Zwieg said he is concerned about. "There are over 1,000 dispensaries in Los Angeles alone. There have been lots of reports of fraud and doctors not actually writing out those recommendations. It’s coming from physician assistants, and that’s what I’m afraid of — that we're going to have those same problems."
Out of the political parties of those polled, Republicans had the lowest approval rating of medical marijuana, but 80 percent of Republicans still want it legalized in Florida. That’s compared to 94 percent of Democrats polled, and 89 percent of independents.
"The people of Florida are compassionate," Morgan said. "This is not a political issue. It's a medical issue, and the citizens of Florida get that."