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Florida Supreme Court approves medical marijuana amendment for ballot



The Tampa Bay Times' Steve Nohlgren reports:

Florida voters will get their chance to weigh in on the medical marijuana debate in November. The Florida Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Monday that ballot language for a proposed constitutional amendment meets state requirements.

The amendment, which would allow sale through state regulated dispensaries and use with a doctor's recommendation, was proposed by United for Care, an advocacy group headed by Orlando attorney John Morgan. Last week, the group turned in enough petition signatures to force a vote.

The measure would need 60 percent of the votes cast in November, but the issue has shown strong support in opinion polls.

A longer, updated story will be posted here.

Read the Supreme Court decision here.

[Last modified: Monday, January 27, 2014 2:41pm]


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