Medical Cannabis Initiative Missing from Voter’s Ballot in Broward County, Florida

A scanned copy of Sallee's ballot, which she sent to the Sun Sentinel.
A scanned copy of Sallee’s ballot, which she sent to the Sun Sentinel.

Amendment 2, which would legalize medical cannabis, is one of several ballot initiatives being voted on this election in Florida. Although the election isn’t until November 8th, early voting is already underway, and at least one voter – former Oakland Park Commissioner Anne Sallee – has come forward with images of her ballot that show Amendment 2 completely missing.

Sallee, now Broward chapter director of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, told the Sun Sentinel she spent a week unsuccessfully trying to get someone at the Broward elections office to pay attention to her complaint, only to be told that she’s “mistaken”. To prove her claim, Sallee sent a scanned image of her ballot, which clearly shows the ballot go from Amendment 1, straight to Amendment 3.

Broward Elections Supervisor Dr. Brenda Snipes said yesterday that her technical staff has investigated, and found no evidence of faulty ballots being sent to voters.

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Orlando, Florida Lawmakers Pass Cannabis Decriminalization Ordinance

orlandoCommissioners in Orlando, Florida have given approval to an ordinance that establishes a ticket for those caught possessing up to 20 grams of cannabis – rather than mandatory arrest – similar to laws passed recently in Miami-Dade, Florida’s largest county, as well as Broward County, Palm Beach County, Volusia County, Key West, West Palm Beach, Hallandale Beach and Tampa. The vote was 4 to 3, with the city’s Mayor Buddy Dyer voting in favor.

Under the proposed law – which will receive one final vote from city commissioner on May 9 – law enforcement will have the option of issuing a $50 civil citation to someone caught with 20 grams or less of cannabis rather than being legally forced to issue a misdemeanor (punishable by up to a year in prison) as the current law stands.

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Lawmakers in Broward County, Florida Unanimously Pass Cannabis Decriminalization Measure

browThe Broward County, Florida County Commission gave approval yesterday to a proposal that would establish an $150 ticket for those caught possessing up to 20 grams of cannabis. The move follows similar moves made in Miami-Dade, Florida’s largest county, as well as Key West, West Palm Beach and Hallandale Beach.

Under the new law, police officers will have the option of issuing a $150 civil citation to someone caught with 20 grams or less of cannabis rather than being legally forced to issue a misdemeanor (punishable by up to a year in prison) as the current law stands.

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