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Florida Will Vote on Medical Marijuana Legalization This Year

Florida Will Vote on Medical Marijuana Legalization This Year

Medical marijuana will have a chance once again in the Sunshine State this year, thanks to the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana, also known as Amendment 2. The same initiative came on the ballot back in 2014 in Florida, but sadly was just shy of receiving the support it required to pass. Many believe this was due to the voter turnout that year. Many people are very hopeful for a larger turnout this year, as it is a presidential election year. Presidential elections tend to bring more people to the ballots, and this is especially true for younger voters.

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Puerto Rico’s Governor Supports Marijuana Legalization

Puerto Rico’s Governor Supports Marijuana Legalization

As marijuana law reform sweeps the United States, we cannot forget about the U.S. territories that suffer under cannabis prohibition as well. Alejandro Garcia Padilla, the Governor of the U.S. Territory Puerto Rico, recently called for marijuana legalization in P.R.

Padilla says legalization will bring lower crime to P.R.; the territory’s recently approved medical marijuana and decriminalization bill await action by the legislature, but recreational legalization is a natural extension of these policies.