FLORIDA: Enough signatures have been gathered and certified to have Florida’s Attorney General and Supreme Court review a proposed ballot initiative legalizing the use of medical marijuana.
At 9 a.m., a workshop in Tallahassee will analyze the financial impact and make recommendations on the measure, sponsored by The People United for Medical Marijuana, led by high-profile attorney John Morgan.
If the initiative makes it to the ballot and passes (it would require 60 percent of voters to approve in November 2014), Florida would join 19 other states and the District of Columbia, in allowing marijuana use by a doctor’s prescription.
With, 107,464 signatures certified, another 575,685 signatures are required to make the 2014 general election ballot.
Morgan has stumped for the issue across the state recently. He spoke on the measure at the Tiger Bay Club in Tallahassee in August.
Supporters and those that oppose the measure will make formal presentation at the public workshop, held at room 117 in the Knott Building. There will also be a principals’ workshop Oct. 28 and a formal conference Nov. 4.