Medical marijuana might get on the ballot

The creators of a medical-marijuana legislative initiative in Florida are revising their strategy and making changes to their proposal in their efforts to place it on the 2014 ballot.

This comes as a reminder that the use of marijuana, even for medical purposes is illegal in Florida, and our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense team is always available to you for legal advice and counsel even on this type of criminal offenses.

According to Miami Herald, the supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment have rewritten it in order to make it more appealing to a large segment of the population and less subject to court fights. The new proposal focuses on “debilitating diseases,” and asks for the Department of Health to regulate the program, distribute medical-marijuana identification cards and regulate licensed dispensaries.

The proponents, People United for Medical Marijuana, noted that a poll of 500 likely Florida voters also indicated that a plurality, 46 percent, favored outright legalization while 36 percent opposed it. PUFMM will need to gather the required 683,149 valid voter signatures in order to get the medical marijuana issue on the ballot by the beginning of 2014.

If you get involved in a criminal case related to the use, possession or distribution of marijuana, hire a specialized and experienced criminal defense lawyer, like our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense team that has significant experience and knowledge with this type of legal cases.

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