A Florida Supreme Court ruling issued in January puts medical marijuana amendment on the November general election ballot. If the amendment passes with at least 60 percent of the vote, state officials will have six months to sort out the details before patients can obtain medical marijuana without facing arrest. The proposed amendment defines a person who could use medical marijuana as a someone who suffers from a “Debilitating Medical Condition” such as cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or other conditions for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient.
There has been a huge infusion of money to get the signatures on board. There is also a governor’s race in Florida. Former republican governor challenger turned democrat, Charlie Crist supports this initiative, while republican incumbent, Rick Scott, does not. This has become very big on the national scene as of late. Going in part due to recreational use in Colorado passing.