Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative Will Go to the Voters!

Just moments ago, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion approving a medical marijuana initiative for the November ballot.

The initiative, the Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions constitutional amendment, has already been certified as qualifying for the ballot by state election officials. They have validated more than 710,000 signatures; the initiative only needed 683,000.

Because it is a constitutional amendment, as opposed to a statutory initiative, it will have to get 60% of the vote to be approved.

But it now looks like medical marijuana is on the verge of a breakthrough in the previously solid South, and in the South's most populous state, at that.

Kudos to People United for Medical Marijuana/United for Care for overcoming significant odds and actually getting this sucker on the ballot.

Location: 
Tallahassee, FL
United States
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Thanks so much to the people who made this happen

Thank goodness the Florida Supremes didn't side with the prohibs. Maybe the prohibs will panic and quickly legalize high CBD, low THC MMJ, at least for kids, before the election. I hope they do, but if they don't they can look forward to some dramatic testimony about the effect of this miracle medicine on children with seizure disorders. Either way, they can look forward to poignant testimony from people helped by 'regular' cannabis, including those helped by a miraculous effect that was well known by the 1980's, if not sooner: its role in promoting appetite for people suffering from chemotherapy induced nausea.  

Bout time

Its about time for the southern states to join in .  I'm in North Carolina, and I'm hoping for the medical sometime soon.

marijuana is a crime in so

marijuana is a crime in so many countries. And we have to make sure that our next generation knows about the evil facts of it.

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