A measure to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes that almost passed in 2014 in Florida is back on the ballot for voters to take another look at this year.
The pro-pot group that arranged the petition drive, United for Care, successfully collected more signatures from certified voters than what they needed to land their measure on the ballot this November.
And the fact that this year’s endeavor will be up for vote during a presidential election cycle gives the effort’s organizer, Ben Pollara, confidence that the measure will receive enough support to pass this time around.
“We feel very good that 60 percent plus of Florida voters will finally approve a true medical marijuana law,” Pollara affirmed.
Here’s a look at the proposed ballot summary:
Allows medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients’ medical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes and shall issue identification cards to patients and caregivers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not immunize violations of federal law or any non-medical use, possession or production of marijuana.
If you live in Florida and want to see marijuana legalized for medical conditions, then be sure to get registered and cast your vote.
It truly does count 🙂