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Voters Decide on Florida Amendements

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Three ballot measures were decided by voters on Tuesday.

Amendment 1 – Conservation Measure: PASSED

Floridians have passed a measure that designates billions of dollars to conservation efforts over the next 20 years. Amendment 1 earned about three-fourths of the vote, a double-digit margin above the needed 60 percent.

Florida’s Water and Land Legacy calls the passage a, “historic victory for protection of Florida’s drinking water sources, the water quality of our rivers, lakes, and springs, and conservation of our state’s wildlife habitat, beaches, and natural areas.”

 

Amendment 2 – Medical Marijuana: FAILED

The ballot measure to allow medical marijuana in Florida fell just shy of the 60-percent vote it needed to pass.

Florida constitutional Amendment 2 was spearheaded by Orlando-attorney John Morgan. The measure initially saw overwhelming support from Floridians.

Opposition of the measure ramped up in the past few months. Most notably was casino-giant Sheldon Adelson’s financial support of the anti-pot campaign.

 

Amendment 3 – Judicial Appointments: FAILED

Voters have struck down Amendment 3 with more than half opposing it. That proposed constitutional amendment would have changed which governor replaces retiring Supreme Court justices and appellate judges. It would have enabled an outgoing governor to fill seats of people retiring as he or she leaves office.

With three state Supreme Court opening soon, opponents called the measure an attempt to pack the courts.


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