Florida Legalizes Medical Cannabis

Florida legalizes medical cannabis through the passage of Amendment 2

florida legalizesFlorida Voters have given overwhelming approval to Amendment 2. Once in effect, the constitutional amendment will legalize cannabis as a medicine, including a system of dispensaries.

With the passage of Amendment 2, Florida has become the first state in the South to full legalize medical cannabis. The law allows those with a physician recommendation to possess and use cannabis for medical purposes. The initiative establishes a system of regulated dispensaries, usable by any qualified patient.

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Florida Medical Cannabis Initiative Falls Short, Advocates Will Try Again

In a heartbreaking defeat that will only serve as fuel for future efforts, Florida imageAmendment 2 has failed at the ballot. Although the initiative garnered over 55% of the vote, it didn’t reach the 60% required for it to be passed into law, given it’s a constitutional amendment.

John Morgan, founder of United for Care, the organization behind Amendment 2, says he’ll absolutely try again, with the group likely aiming to put a similar initiative on the 2016 presidential election ballot.

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