How Medical Marijuana Would Work In Florida

FLORIDA:  Monday’s Florida Supreme Court ruling puts medical marijuana on the November general election ballot. If the proposed constitutional amendment passes by at least 60 percent of the vote, state health officials will have to sort out many details before patients can legally obtain pot. Some specifics, however, are outlined in the proposed amendment. Here is what is known about how medical marijuana would work in Florida:

Who could use medical marijuana? [Read more…]

How Medical Marijuana Would Work In Florida

FLORIDA:  Monday’s Florida Supreme Court ruling puts medical marijuana on the November general election ballot. If the proposed constitutional amendment passes by at least 60 percent of the vote, state health officials will have to sort out many details before patients can legally obtain pot. Some specifics, however, are outlined in the proposed amendment. Here is what is known about how medical marijuana would work in Florida:

Who could use medical marijuana? [Read more…]

Court Approves Medical Marijuana Vote In Florida

FLORIDA:  A proposed constitutional amendment to allow the medical use of marijuana will go before Florida voters in November after the state Supreme Court narrowly approved the ballot language Monday.

The 4-3 decision is a victory for personal injury lawyer John Morgan, who spent $4 million on a medical marijuana petition drive, and a defeat for Attorney General Pam Bondi, who fought to keep the question off the ballot.

The decision comes three days after Morgan secured enough voter signatures to make the ballot. He made a massive push in December and January to beat the Feb. 1 deadline instead of waiting for the Supreme Court decision – a gamble that has now paid off.

Neither Morgan nor Bondi immediately returned messages left on their cellphones after the decision was announced.

 

Medical Marijuana Supporters Hold Day Of Action In Florida

FLORIDA:  Hundreds of medical marijuana supporters gathered across the state Saturday for what they called a day of action.

Volunteers collected petitions from residents who wish to see the debate on marijuana’s usage reach the November ballot.

The group has until Feb. 1 to gather about 700,000 signatures from Floridians wishing to see the issue come to a vote.

The Florida Supreme Court is looking into the legality of the proposed wording that would be on the ballot. Some, including State Attorney General Pam Bondi, allege the proposed ballot language  is too broad.

Fla. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Medical Marijuana

FLORIDA:   The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a proposed constitutional amendment to allow marijuana use for medical reasons should be on the ballot next year.

Attorney General Pam Bondi, House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz want the court to keep the initiative off the ballot. The justices will listen to both sides Thursday.

Supporters are gathering petitions to put the amendment on the ballot. So far more than 136,000 signatures have been verified. More than 683,000 are needed to put the issue before voters.

Bondi has called the wording of the amendment misleading — which is one of the reasons the court can keep it off the ballot.

A Quinnipiac University poll last month showed 82 percent of voters support medical marijuana.

Fla. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Medical Marijuana

FLORIDA:   The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a proposed constitutional amendment to allow marijuana use for medical reasons should be on the ballot next year.

Attorney General Pam Bondi, House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz want the court to keep the initiative off the ballot. The justices will listen to both sides Thursday.

Supporters are gathering petitions to put the amendment on the ballot. So far more than 136,000 signatures have been verified. More than 683,000 are needed to put the issue before voters.

Bondi has called the wording of the amendment misleading — which is one of the reasons the court can keep it off the ballot.

A Quinnipiac University poll last month showed 82 percent of voters support medical marijuana.

Florida Medical Marijuana Petition Headed to Supreme Court With 100,000 Signatures

FLORIDA: Florida is one step closer to getting a statewide public vote on legalizing medical marijuana. With powerful backers like Orlando super-lawyer John Morgan and funding from big Democrats around the state, the push by People United for Medical Marijuana is blazing ahead. [Read more…]

Florida Medical Marijuana Petition Headed to Supreme Court With 100,000 Signatures

FLORIDA: Florida is one step closer to getting a statewide public vote on legalizing medical marijuana. With powerful backers like Orlando super-lawyer John Morgan and funding from big Democrats around the state, the push by People United for Medical Marijuana is blazing ahead. [Read more…]

Medical marijuana group collects +100k petitions, slows drive until Florida Supreme Court rules

FLORIDA: A medical marijuana group says it has cleared its first major hurdle to get a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2014 ballot: Collecting enough voter signatures to trigger Florida Supreme Court review of the initiative’s language. [Read more…]