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Medical Marijuana Redux



The people spearheading a drive to get medical marijuana on the November, 2014 ballot have decided to start over from scratch with a new citizen initiative petition.

An existing petition, circulating since 2009, had generated about 31,000 signatures, far short of the 683,149 needed for a constitutional referendum.

Jon Mills, former dean of the University of Florida law school, is redrafting the petition language to bolster it against any Florida Supreme Court challenge, announced Ben Pollara, campaign manager for United We Care.

That will invalidate the 31,000 current signatures. United We Care hopes to restart the petition drive in early June, Pollara said, urging supporters to keep track of developments on

To land a spot on the November ballot, the petition drive must finish up by early next year.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 5:34pm]


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