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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Medical Marijuana Initiative Returning To 2016 Ballot


It’s official: The medical marijuana initiative is returning to the ballot in 2016. United for Care has collected more than enough verified signatures to put the issue up to a vote in November. So Floridians will get to decide on a constitutional amendment that would allow licensed doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients, in a presidential election that virtually guarantees high voter turnout. Ben Pollara, executive director of United for Care, said, “Every day, doctors prescribe dangerous, addictive, and potentially deadly narcotics to their patients but can’t even suggest the use of marijuana. Very soon, Florida doctors will finally have that option.” In 2014, Gov. Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 1030, also known as the Charlotte’s Web bill, making …
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