Florida Supreme Court to Review Latest Medical Marijuana Measure

Medical Marijuana
Posted at 10:35 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 18:41:02-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A measure to legalize medical marijuana is going before the Florida Supreme Court.

Attorney General Pam Bondi on Friday asked the high court to review the wording of a proposed amendment. The court must decide whether or not the amendment is misleading and whether it complies with single-subject requirements.

Supporters of the measure tried to pass a similar amendment during the 2014 election. That ballot measure failed because it did not meet the 60-percent threshold needed to pass.

The Supreme Court is asked to review an amendment if supporters can gather at least 10 percent of the signatures needed to place it on the ballot.

Backers of medical marijuana will need to collect more than 683,000 signatures by next February in order to go before voters in 2016. State records show that People United for Medical Marijuana has already turned in nearly 240,000 valid signatures.

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10/2/2015 8:53:20 PM (GMT -4:00)