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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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Medical Marijuana Legalization Will be on Florida Ballot in November

Medical Marijuana Legalization Will Be on Florida Ballot

As they did two years ago, voters in Florida will again have a chance to decide on medical marijuana legalization this November.

The group United for Care is the same group that was almost successful in 2014, getting nearly 58% of the vote (60% is needed for the constitutional amendment United is trying to pass). They are backed with heavy financial firepower in the person of Orlando lawyer John Morgan, who has spent millions trying to bring relief to patients in his state.

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Man Who Says He Grew Medical Marijuana for His Sick Wife Convicted by Jury

FL Man Who Says He Grew Medical Marijuana for His Sick Wife Convicted by Jury

A Florida man who says he was growing 15 cannabis plants as medicine for his sick wife will spend at least three years in prison after a jury convicted him of marijuana trafficking and operating a grow house.

Ricardo Varona was arrested in July of 2014 after police found a cannabis grow operation in his second floor bedroom. Authorities say the 15 plants yielded over 30 pounds of useable marijuana — way too much for the needs of his wife in their eyes.