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We’re five months away from the November elections, but already the medical marijuana battle in Florida is ramping up.
Polls show that support for Florida’s Amendment 2 – which would legalize cannabis for certain qualifying medical conditions -has anywhere between 60 and 88 percent support. But backers say that isn’t enough to coast to victory. According to Florida law, constitutional amendments proposed in ballot measures have to pass with 60 percent of the vote.
Florida wants medical marijuana. Days after the state legislature for the first time sent a bill to the governor’s desk legalizing some pot — namely, a low-THC strain used to help children with epilepsy — a new poll out this morning makes it crystal clear where voters stand on the full legalization of medical marijuana.
The latest poll from Quinnipiac University shows 88 percent of voters support the idea. A majority of those polled also backed legalizing small amounts of weed for personal use.
Despite the Florida Supreme Court holding up the actual petition over charges that it deceptively would open the floodgates of outright legalization in the Sunshine State from the state attorney general, the People United for Care proposal to legalize medical cannabis is gaining support.
Recent polls have shown it with support as high as 68 percent and the campaign has collected nearly 700,000 signatures so far. That’s about 17,000 more than the required 683,000 to make the ballot, but supporters say they need some cushioning in there for invalid signatures.
|Michael Cabral entered the police station carrying 12 marijuana plants, seeds and “drug paraphernalia.”|
Maybe some people really shouldn’t be allowed to grow cannabis.
|The Weed Blog|
Medical marijuana patients in Florida may be one step closer to lighting up legally thanks to a state senator.
|Voters in the Sunshine State could get a chance to decide for themselves about medical marijuana — if the Republican-controlled Legislature will let them|
A state lawmaker in Florida filed a joint resolution this week that would allow Floridians to decide for themselves in the 2012 election whether they want to legalize medical marijuana with a constitutional amendment. At this point, the Republican-controlled Legislature is all that stands in the way.
|Manatee County Sheriff’s Office|
|Mark Fiasco: Thanks, sheriff dudes… I’ve been looking for that bong for seven years, brah!|
It was a bad news/good news scenario. A Florida man got busted for marijuana, but the search of his trunk revealed a bong inside a plastic shopping bag that he said had been lost for years.
|Daniel Dunn was passed out when a deputy arrived, but the officer finally shook him awake. When a drug dog alerted on his pickup, he decided to make a run for it.|
A road patrol deputy arrested a Florida man after he fled from his pickup Saturday at 2 a.m. After his capture, deputies found 242 grams of marijuana, Xanax, and “other drug related items” in the truck.
|Photo: Pasco County Sheriff’s Office|
|Samuel Collins: Can I get fried with that?|
When a Pasco County, Florida sheriff’s deputy walked towards Samuel Collins’ Honda Del Sol about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Collins had a bag of marijuana in his mouth, the deputy reported.