Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, Amendment 2 (2014)
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A Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative may appear on the November 4, 2014, ballot in the state of Florida as an initiated constitutional amendment. If enacted this measure would allow for the cultivation, purchase, possession and use of marijuana to treat certain medical conditions when recommneded by a physician. The amendment was introduced by People United for Medical Marijuana on March 26, 2009.
The petition drive is sponsored by People United for Medical Marijuana.
- Kim Russell, founder of People United for Medical Marijuana, said that she began legalization efforts shortly after her father was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Some research claims that the drug can help alleviate the symptoms. In response to claims that politics is the motivating factor, Russell says, "It's freedom and it's also compassion."
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Florida Constitution
Supporters reported in August 2013 that they had collected at least 110,000 signatures, enough to trigger a Florida Supreme Court ruling on the measure's constitutionality. Because of the cost of circulating petitions, supporters said they were pausing all petitioning activity until the measure gains the court's approval.
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- Laws governing the initiative process in Florida
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- Right To Marijuana For Treatment Of Certain Medical Diseases And Conditions(status and summary)
- Right To Marijuana For Treatment Of Certain Medical Diseases And Conditions(text)
- Florida Department of State Division of Elections, "Initiatives / Amendments / Revisions," Retrieved January 5, 2012
- Kush "Florida Marijuana Initiative Needs Over 670,000 Signatures for 2014 Ballot," May 3, 2012
- News-Press.com, "Florida medical marijuana advocates claim impending victory," June 3, 2013
- Herald-Tribune, "New push in Florida for medical marijuana," July 8, 2013
- Bradenton Herald, "Medical marijuana group gets 110,000 signatures, waits for high court ruling," August 16, 2013
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