Medical Marijuana: Florida Supreme Court to Decide Whether Pot Will Be on Ballot

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An amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida could find itself before Florida voters in 2014, but Attorney General Pam Bondi is trying her damnedest to make sure it doesn't. The Florida Supreme Court today heard initial arguments in a case that will decide whether or not Floridians will get to decide directly on medical marijuana.

"The proposal hides the fact that the Amendment would make Florida one of the most lenient medical-marijuana states, allowing use for limitless 'other conditions' specified by any physician," said Bondi in a press release. "With no 'condition' off limits, physicians could authorize marijuana for anything, any time, to anyone, of any age."

Bondi further purports that the ballot question is confusion, deceiving and misleading.

Proposed amendments can be blocks by the Supreme Court if the justices decide that it pertains to more than one issue, or is misleading or confusing.

People United For Medical Marijuana are backing the petition and replied with a press release that stated, "Way to harsh the mellow, Pam." They claim the ballot language is perfectly clear.

Though, even if the amendment gets passed the court, PUFMM still have a lot of work to do. They have to collect nearly 700,000 signatures. So far the group claims they have nearly 500,000 but just about 200,000 of those have been verified.

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30 comments
David Detweiler
David Detweiler

Maybe Pam is doing her best to represent Big Pharma interests who don't want this. Sick.

Dylan Roberts
Dylan Roberts

Bondi is worried that this ballot initiative will drive up Democrat turnout–and she's right. That said, screw her, get it done!

Carl Snyder
Carl Snyder

why should the supreme court be involved? the florida constitution clearly states the requirements for getting any item on the ballot. quit meddling outside of your jurisdiction!

vicgr54
vicgr54

Please sign the petition

Jorge Mederos
Jorge Mederos

Yann, you don't have to smoke marijuana to receive it's medical benefits. You can eat it, smoking marijuana is harmful to your lungs, in fact smoking anything is harmful...GO FIGURE.

Austin Hill
Austin Hill

for the record, the state supreme court already decided the issue when they approved the petition for statewide circulation

Nick Moss
Nick Moss

Fun fact - Tomorrow is "Repeal Day" from the old Prohibition era. Pour an old fashioned!

Denise De La Vega
Denise De La Vega

"The proposal hides the fact that the Amendment would make Florida one of the most lenient medical-marijuana states, allowing use for limitless 'other conditions' specified by any physician," said Bondi in a press release. "With no 'condition' off limits, physicians could authorize marijuana for anything, any time, to anyone, of any age." http://youtu.be/HQhd-KUXrWI

Samir Vasquez
Samir Vasquez

Pam Bondi shouldn't be a attorney General if she can't understand basic English. The people voted, she should respect that and keep her mouth shut.

knowa1
knowa1 topcommenter

She wants to block what your Doctor recommends for you treatment.  

Ma'at Rivers
Ma'at Rivers

Pam bondi is a slut. F her and that pos scott.

Jorge Larrea
Jorge Larrea

Wish they put that much effort into making govt transparent vs go against buds.

Nick Moss
Nick Moss

While they're at it, could they just go ahead and decide the next POTUS? Will save us all so much trouble -

dooooit
dooooit

@Jorge Mederos People can't accept change... Stuck on old traditional views on something they know is less harmful across the whole spectrum in comparison to something like ummmm alcohol.

knowa1
knowa1 topcommenter

@Alex Canto unitedforcare (dot) org

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