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On the ballot 2016

June 10th, 2016 | by floridanewsadmin
On the ballot 2016
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On the ballot 2016

This November Florida voters will get another chance to vote on medical marijuana. United for Care – A pro medical marijuana organization , which led a 2014 campaign in support of amendment 2, has gathered the necessary signatures to put the issue on the ballot.

 

If the amendment passes, when voted for in November 2016, the measure would require the Department of Health to regulate medical marijuana treatment centers, which would be required to cultivate, and dispense cannabis to the qualifying patient’s, whom have been diagnosed by a doctor, to have a “debilitating medical condition” and have a physician’s certification and a valid state ID card.

 

So what’s different this time around then on the 2014 ballot of medical marijuana legalization?

Florida as you may know, had a previous shot a medical marijuana legalization back in 2014, however this quite narrowly failed to pass, with 58% of the vote.. By Florida state law, the amendment needed a 60% majority.

 

The biggest difference between the vote in November 2016, and the ballot vote, in 2014, is that this issue, will be on the same ballot, as the Presidential election, which on average, draws a younger crowd, which is expected to support the medical marijuana amendment. Also a change from the 2014 ballot is a bit of new language, that has been changed to combat concerns stemming from opponents of the medical marijuana issue.

 

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