A medical marijuana ballot initiative failed by a very narrow margin in Florida in 2014. But a new proposed constitutional amendment to allow medical marijuana will be on the ballot this November in Florida.
United for Care organizer, Ben Pollara told Tallahassee Democrat that, “We feel very good that 60 percent plus of Florida voters will finally approve a true medical marijuana law.”
In Florida, Constitutional amendments have to receive a minimum of 60-percent voter approval. Florida did make some progress in 2014 by approving legislation for CBD marijuana products to treat seizures. The issue is that the state has had difficulties completing regulatory factors for production and distribution, so CBD products are still not available to patients.
In regards to the 2014 initiative nearly passing, Pollara also said, “One thing that we learned is that we don’t have to respond to everything they say; we don’t have to match them dollar for dollar. We just have to get out the message that marijuana helps people who are sick and suffering.”
Supporters of medical marijuana legalization in Florida are confident that voters will approve it in November. One local personal injury attorney, John Morgan, has spent upwards of $6 million of his own money supporting legalization for medical marijuana in just the last 2 years.
Growing voter support and a larger number of registered voters brings much optimism to the table for this November.