Marijuana Legalization in Florida
The Florida Secretary of State gave final approval on the month of July 2013, for signature of being on a proposed medical marijuana legalization constitutional amendment that is aimed at the 2014 ballot. United for Care, which is the initiative sponsor of this program have time until the 1st of February, 2014 in order to gather about 700,000 more valid signatures in order to make a voice. If activists are successful in placing the initiative on the ballot, it would require a 60% approval from voters to pass. It has been calculated that the project costs about three million dollars and they have already collected $200,000.
Marijuana Legalization in Florida & legal analysts
However, the legal analysts claim that they will require a budget of $10 million in order to reach the objectives with less hassle. Joe Morgan, who played a major role behind the Florida constitutional amendment in 2004 says that this mission will definitely be a success. “I think it could be unprecedented in Florida politics, when you have so many volunteers with a passion for compassion out there collecting signatures,” Morgan says. “This will cost me quite a bit of money in proportion to what I have to get marijuana legalization in Florida, when it happens, I see it as political philanthropy – that through politics, a whole lot of good could be done for a whole lot of people for a whole lot of time.”
Support Marijuana Legalization in Florida
People who are willing to support Marijuana Legalization in Florida can sign up this petition through the official website of United for Care. It is also available online for registered voters in Florida to get a print out and sign. The proposed constitutional amendment would allow patients in Florida to use marijuana if they have a debilitating medical condition and approval from their doctor. Certain diseases such as cancer, glaucoma and Parkinson’s are specifically mentioned in the amendment.
Medical Marijuana Doctors
Doctors would also have the discretion to recommend marijuana for any “conditions for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient,” similar to medical marijuana laws recently passed in several other states. Once a patient receives a recommendation for medical marijuana from their doctor, they would have to obtain an identification card from the Florida Department of Health, who would be charged with administering the program and be responsible for developing “reasonable regulations” for medical marijuana, including the procedures and fees for opening a dispensary in the state, as well as the amount of marijuana a patient could obtain or possess at a time. People are keeping their fingers crossed until 2014 in order to experience all the benefits, that they will get by marijuana legalization in Florida.
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