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Three out of four Pensacola voters wanted medical marijuana

January 9, 2017

The City of Pensacola voters overwhelmingly voted for Amendment 2 that legalized medical marijuana in Florida. In fact, the City had a slightly higher percentage in favor of the amendment than other areas of Escambia County.

City 
Yes 24223 75.5%
No 7862 24.5%
Rest of County
Yes 109386 71.3%
No 42210 28.7%

 

The Pensacola City Council is set to conduct the first of two public hearings on Jan. 12, to consider an amendment to the Land Development Code, Section 12-2-8 (B) (1), Commercial land use district, to add “Medical Marijuana Dispensary” under the uses permitted section.  The dispensaries will be treated the same as other retailers. Read Sec _12_2_8 Medical Marijuana Commercial_land_use_district (002)rev.

Ironically, it’s sponsored by Councilman Andy Terhaar, who had the smallest percentage of voters in favor for the amendment – but still 68.9 percent.

The west side of Pensacola – Districts 5, 6, and 7 – voted nearly 80-percent in favor of medical marijuana – 79.8 percent. The east side – Districts 1, 3, and 4, were aligned with the rest of the county – 72.4 percent.

 District Yes No
1 – Wu 3387 1209
73.7% 26.3%
2 – Myers 2926 1107
72.6% 27.4%
3 – Terhaar 3492 1578
68.9% 31.1%
4 – Johnson 3775 1280
74.7% 25.3%
5 – Wingate 3334 750
81.6% 18.4%
6 – Spencer 4538 1334
77.3% 22.7%
7 – Wynn 2771 604
82.1% 17.9%

 

 

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