BY BUDDY NEVINS
Broward County Democratic Party endorsed the medical marijuana amendment unanimously on Tuesday, surprising even the pro-pot Chair Mitch Ceasar.
“I knew it would pass, but I thought we would have one or two dissenters,” Ceasar said. “It was unanimous in the management committee and then unanimous in the full party.”
He said roughly 200 party committee people attended the meeting and voted.
Mitch Ceasar: Demo head backs medical pot
The Broward Party is the largest Democratic organization in the state.
A Quinnipiac Poll late last month found that 88 percent of Florida voters supported medical marijuana. The survey found that 83 percent of voters age 65 and older and 95 percent of those between 18 and 29 back passage of the amendment.
Among Republicans, the poll found 80 percent support.
Under Florida’s Constitution, an amendment requires approval by 60 percent or more of the voters to become law.