A recent poll by Quinnipiac University shows 80 percent of voters in Florida support legalization of medical marijuana. Only 16 percent were opposed. Floridians will vote in November on whether to accept or reject a constitutional amendment allowing medicinal pot. State law requires at least 60 percent approval to pass.
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Ohioans soon will have the opportunity to vote on the Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative, which would legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana. But for many, the opportunity is poisoned by the way that licenses would be awarded.
Ohio is one state that is poised to see a cannabis showdown in 2015. Earlier this year the cannabis advocacy group Responsible Ohioans for Cannabis attempted to gather signatures to put medical marijuana on the ballot.
There is nothing sweeter than a Georgia peach; and if state Sen. Curt Thompson gets his way, that peach may start to taste a whole lot sweeter.
In November, Florida voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots either in favor or opposed to a state constitutional amendment aimed at legalizing medical marijuana. Because this is a constitutional amendment, and not a ballot initiative, the measure requires 60 percent of the vote to pass.
As it has been mentioned before, Florida will be voting on a constitutional amendment in November that will allow for the sale and use of medical marijuana. With 88 percent of Floridians in support, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, the constitutional amendment is expected to pass with overwhelming support. However there are individuals that seek to undermine the will of the people. They are a small, well funded, group called the Drug Free Florida committee and they seek to “educate” Florida about the “dangers” of marijuana.
TALLAHASSEE — Opponents to a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida gained firepower Tuesday when campaign finance records showed that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson had cut a $2.5 million check to bankroll the opposition effort.