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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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Ima Leprechaun @ 1/30/2014 4:17 AM

As an evidence officer a over 25 years ago I found I was deadly allergic to Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC as pot smokers know it. I react to it faster than a drug dog so I can't wait until this becomes mainstream and I can sue the crap out of this industry. I don't mind anyone doing pot as long as they do it in their own home and wash thoroughly and wear clean clothes when they come out in public. My allergy is well documented and is not based upon any fertilizer or any type of growing ingredient. It is THC that I react to just like poison ivy. I am so happy I never tried it as a kid or my first time would have been my last time. This ought to get interesting as more and more people begin reacting badly to it. I have no desire to use it and I will never try it legal or not since it is deadly to me.

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