Medical Marijuana Initiative

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Floridians will vote Nov. 4 on a constitutional amendment that would legalize possession and sale of marijuana for medical purposes. Patients would need a doctor's certification that they have a debilitating illness or condition. Polls indicate broad support, but Amendment 2 must pass by 60 percent or more to succe …

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  1. Medical marijuana in Florida: everything you need to know

    Health

    Floridians will vote Nov. 4 on a constitutional amendment that would legalize possession and sale of marijuana for medical purposes. Patients would need a doctor's certification that they have a debilitating illness or condition.

    CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times
  2. Florida's medical marijuana proposal: Five things to know about Amendment 2

    Elections

    Floridians will vote Nov. 4 on whether to legalize medical marijuana. What could it mean for patients, the health care industry and the burgeoning pot industry if the required 60 percent of voters say yes to pot? Here are some key facts to keep in mind:

  3. Charlotte's Web marijuana strain: Who will grow, dispense it?

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — The parents of RayAnn Moseley, the Pensacola child with intractable epilepsy whose story softened the hearts of reluctant lawmakers, are fighting a new battle: getting Charlotte's Web to Florida.

    Peyton and Holley Moseley and their children, from left, Presley, 7, RayAnn, 11, and Gabby, 5, pose for a photo in Gulf Breeze.
  4. Florida holds first hearing on medical marijuana rules

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida regulators faced a packed room of profit-seeking hopefuls and desperate parents Monday as they launched the first hearing on draft rules authorizing marijuana in the state for limited medical use.

    A medical marijuana plant is shown at the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Seattle. After voters weighed in on election day, Colorado and Washington became the first states to allow legal pot for recreational use, but they are likely to face resistance from federal regulations. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) WATW203
  5. PolitiFact Florida checks Charlie Crist's record on marijuana laws

    State Roundup

    A radio ad attacking former Gov. Charlie Crist accuses him of signing the nation's "harshest marijuana laws." And it's aimed at a voting bloc that overwhelmingly sides with Democrats: African-Americans.

  6. PolitiFact Florida checks claims on Charlie Crist's tax returns, marijuana laws

    Blogs

    With criticism of Charlie Crist mounting this week in the state's gubernatorial race, PolitiFact Florida checked a couple of claims that have been made against him. One is about financial disclosures, while the other concerns Florida's drug laws.

  7. Politifact Florida: Defining pot caregiver falls to state under Amendment 2

    State Roundup

    Even as polls show plenty of Floridians are ready to approve the medical marijuana amendment on the November ballot, opposition groups are aggressively trying to swat down supporters' arguments.