Florida Supreme Court Cancels Arguments Against Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis

floridamedcanThe Florida Supreme Court has cancelled oral arguments against United for Care’s initiative to legalize the medical use of cannabis, in the wake of Attorney General Bondi’s lack of objection, according to Ben Pollara, Campaign Manager for the group.

“Should they formally approve the amendment language – that would mean the only thing standing in the way of medical marijuana’s return to the ballot is collecting enough validated signatures”, says Pollara. “We are literally halfway to our petition goal [of 1 million]”.

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Campaign to Legalize Medical Cannabis in Florida Reaches Signature Goal, Triggers Supreme Court Review

floridaFlorida’s United for Care, a group working to place an initiative to legalize medical cannabis on next year’s general election ballot, has had 73, 713 signatures verified by the state’s Division of Elections. This is 5,000 over the required amount to trigger a Supreme Court review.

“We are thrilled at this timely accomplishment”, says United for Care Campaign Manager Ben Pollara. “This is the first major milestone to bringing medical marijuana before the Florida voters in November 2016. In the next election, voters will succeed where their elected have failed them, and pass a comprehensive, compassionate medical marijuana law to serve the hundreds of thousands of sick and suffering people who are desperate for relief in our state.”

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Florida Supreme Court Gives Initiative Approval, State to Vote on Medical Cannabis Legalization This November

Today the Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling on the medical cannabis legalization initiative that is vying for this November’s ballot. In a close 4-3 medicalcannabisfamdecision, justices determined the initiative is valid, and will be put to a vote.

This ruling comes just days after campaigners received confirmation that they had collected enough voter’s signatures on the initiative to secure its place in the election (roughly 1.2 million signatures total).

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