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FL high court to hear medical-marijuana case

Tallahassee’s political establishment has repeatedly blocked legislative votes on medical marijuana and will ask the Florida Supreme Court Thursday to follow suit and keep the issue away from state voters in 2014.

Led by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, opponents have raised a host of objections to the proposed state constitutional amendment, which they say could lead to de facto “unfettered” marijuana legalization under the guise of compassionate medicine.

“The proposal hides the fact that the Amendment would make Florida one of the most lenient medical-marijuana states,” says Bondi’s initial court brief,

The amendment backers, People United for Medical Marijuana, say opponents are twisting the truth and preventing the sick from legally obtaining help.

“Any statement that the initiative would allow unfettered use of medical marijuana would itself be misleading to voters,” wrote People United’s lawyer, John Mills.

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ed jenkins

The great elected leaders of Florida who were elected to address the desires of their constituents once again show their wisdom in trying to stop the drug dealers from infesting our state with dangerous drugs. We thank the wise leaders for trying to protect our youth from these dangerous addictive drugs at a time when we are making such great progress at decreasing the harmful tobacco smoking among our youth, which is why they know the last thing we need are the prevalence of more drugs for them to abuse. While they were are at it, the court can prosecute the drug dealers who are trying to sneak through this devious measure on the unsuspecting public.

LOL

Ed, it is a voter turnout issue... the issue alone on the ballot will bring out younger people, who tend to vote for the Democrat on the ticket... plain and simple.

Pat Kelley

Colorado and Washington have already made marijuana legal. Both states far exceed Florida in quality of life, opportunity for living wage employment, healthcare, education, and any other metric you care to name. In Florida we still put people in prison for casual or medical use of this natural herb. This amendment has much more going for it than getting out the younger voters. If you care about people in pain getting some relief, without the side effects of the drug companies pills that kill thousands every year, then please support this amendment. This amendment has nothing to do with tobacco and is not a dangerous addictive drug no matter how many times Ed Jenkins repeats that lie.

420MEDsmoker

The vast majority of FL voters want to see access to medical marijuana! That it will be between you and your Doctor is something the Nanny State politicians are going to have to suffer through!

George

LOL has it right - putting the issue on the ballot simply counters all the Republican Voter Supression efforts.

Republicans cannot win honest elections and must resort to supression to keep their power in this State.

JJ

Just how deadly a killer is marijuana? Here's a GIF showing all of the people who have died after overdosing on pot:

Yeah, not a single person has ever died from a weed overdose. According to one frequently cited study, a marijuana smoker would have to consume 20,000 to 40,000 times the amount of THC in a joint in order to be at risk of dying.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/03/marijuana-deaths_n_3860418.html
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In 2010, drug overdose deaths increased for the 11th consecutive year in the United States, according to a CDC letter published in JAMA on February 20.

A total of 38,329 individuals died from a drug overdose in the United States in 2010—an increase from the 37,004 overdose deaths in 2009. A steady rise in overdose deaths has occurred for the past 11 years, starting with 16,849 deaths in 1999
http://www.pharmacist.com/deaths-drug-overdose-increase-11th-consecutive-year

People need to do there DD before spouting out there ***.
If there is anyone that needs to be in prisoned, it is the pharmaceutical companies that dam well know there killing our youths in America and youths around the world.

They know where there drugs go and who is prescribing the deadly doses..................

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