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