Florida: Medical Marijuana Measure Qualifies For 2016 Ballot

  • by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director January 28, 2016

    vote_keyboardFloridians will decide on a proposed constitutional amendment this November that seeks to permit the physician-authorized use and distribution of cannabis for therapeutic purposes.

    Proponents of the measure, United for Care, collected more than the 683,000 signatures required to place the measure on the November ballot, the Florida Division of Elections has confirmed.

    The ballot measure, entitled the “Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Conditions,” will appear before voters as Amendment 2.

    Passage of the amendment would permit qualified patients to possess and obtain cannabis from state-licensed facilities. According to a November poll, 62 percent of Florida voters say that they support the passage of the amendment.

    According to Florida law, 60 percent of voters must approve a constitutional amendment in order for it to become law.

    In November 2014, Floridians narrowly rejected a similar amendment, which received 58 percent of the vote.

    15 responses to “Florida: Medical Marijuana Measure Qualifies For 2016 Ballot”

    1. Galileo Galilei says:

      We have a presidential election coming up. The young will be voting this time around. Horray for our side!

    2. Julian says:

      Haha! A Florida ballot during a presidential election year! Eat yer heart out Debbie Wasserman Shultz! Big Pharma and the alcohol industry are about to get a run for their money!

    3. Ruben J. Hernandez says:

      Raiders owner Mark Davis to meet with Sheldon Adelson to discuss moving team to Las Vegas

      Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson wants to build a $1 billion domed stadium on the UNLV campus and is meeting with the owner of the Oakland Raiders, company officials confirmed Thursday.

      Everyone who supports cannabis freedom should oppose this move.

      Sheldon Adelson Opposes Medical Marijuana.

      Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson is behind 85 percent of Florida’s anti-pot campaign

      • Julian says:

        No worries Ruben;
        Not even Sheldon Addleson, try as he will, can stop this momentum in Florida or Nevada for that matter, which is due to legalize this year.
        But Its about time the NFL catch up and stop suspending players for treating their concussions with the only sage and effective neuroprotectant available.

      • Me says:

        After this jerk funded the anti pot propaganda in Florida two years ago I will never spend a dime in any of his casinos again.

      • mexweed says:

        Well obviously a ca$ino mogul will oppose cannabis which can raise up LEAP Longterm Episodic Associative Performance memories helping individuals invent presentminute therapeutic activities (such as tenfinger handwerk) 1000 times more interesting than psychotic gambling.

    4. grandma3d says:

      Why is Marijuana Illegal? Drug War 101 Marijuana


    5. grandma3d says:

      Hello Go to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Face book page and like the following comment I made under the name Nancy Lee Garrett.

      “It is unfortunate that you support Alcohol consumption (as well as the alcohol industry financially supporting your political career). Shame on you. Alcohol kills people every day.Yet you are against Cannabis consumption which has never killed anyone and has been proven to be highly beneficial for a number of health problems. I feel sorry for you constituents some of which are war veterans suffering with severe pain and PTSD who would greatly benefit from the medicinal properties of cannabis consumption. You should really identify yourself as a Republican because you have the same agenda. Wake up to the truth, Full legalization is coming get on board or get left behind.”

    6. grandma3d says:

      look for my comment on Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s facebook page under Last Chance Picture of O’Malley, Hillary, and Bernie walking across a stage look for Nancy Lee Garrett”s 2nd comment and LIKE
      ” I am ashamed of you as a woman and as a democrat. Please change your obvious mistaken affiliation with the democratic party and identify yourself as the true Republican you really are.”

    7. Wounded says:

      The vote in Florida will be a game changer.Once the word gets out among our senior citizens of the healing powers of this God given plant. It will be like lightning hit them and they will dance.We the supporters must educate them so a informed choice is made.How do you tell grandma that our own government has lied to her and is making a profit from her pain.

    8. Mark I. says:

      Personal experience shall free the indignant from the rigors of ignorance. Cannabis has always been a medical assistant. Let the people speak with the knowledge of truth.

    9. Perry A. says:

      VOTE for BERNIE SANDERS for President, he will make marijuana LEGAL….

    10. ABOUT DAMN TIME says:

      will this measure include GROW YOUR OWN ??