Florida Supreme Court Approves Language For Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative
By Space Coast Daily // December 17, 2015
683,000 validated petitions still needed
SUNSHINE STATE NEWS – Good news for medical marijuana supporters in the Sunshine State: the Florida Supreme Court gave the seal of approval on ballot language for an amendment to legalize medical pot on Thursday.
The only thing that stands in the way of medical marijuana getting put on the 2016 ballot is reaching the 683,000 validated petitions, the state’s requirement for initiatives to be put to a vote next year.
In order for an amendment to be placed on the ballot, the Florida Supreme Court must first decide whether the issue’s language explains the amendment fairly to voters.
Additionally, any proposed amendments must only address one subject matter.
“The language is clear and does not mislead voters regarding the actual content of the proposed amendment,” read the Supreme Court’s opinion, affirming the amendment met both requirements to be on the ballot.
People United for Medical Marijuana (United For Care), a pro-medical marijuana group largely led by uber attorney John Morgan, has shouldered the responsibility of collecting enough signatures to get the amendment on the ballot next year.
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