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Florida to Vote on Medical Marijuana in November

January 28, 2014  | 

Monday's Florida Supreme Court ruling puts medical marijuana on the November general election ballot. If the proposed constitutional amendment passes by at least 60 percent of the vote, some details will have to be sorted out by state health officials before patients can legally obtain pot. Other details, however, are outlined in the proposed amendment, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

A person would need a doctor's certificate stating that the patient has a debilitating condition that qualifies for medical marijuana. The Florida Department of Health would issue an identification card that would be shown at point of purchase. It would let law enforcement know the patient is allowed to possess marijuana or related derivatives within amounts set by law.

Besides smokable marijuana, oil, tinctures and cannabis-laced food products would be allowed. There will be no prescriptions because marijuana is not an FDA-approved medicine with controlled doses. It would be more like an over-the-counter herb, available only to people with an I.D. card.


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