Supporters of medical marijuana have surpassed the 683,149 signatures needed to put the initiative onto the ballot at the upcoming November elections.
Under the guidelines of the proposed state constitutional amendment, licensed doctors can prescribe marijuana to patients suffering chronic ailments and conditions such as HIV, cancer, glaucoma, PTSD and Crohn’s disease and others.
The amendment was on the ballot four years also so but received only 57% of the 60% needed to become part of the state’s constitution.
Orlando based attorney John Morgan has contributed the lion’s share of the funding needed to get the measure onto the ballot saying he hopes that relief and “compassion” will soon come to many Floridians who suffer.
Supporters like Ben Hoffman say the constitutional amendment is needed because state lawmakers refuse to allow any bills to be passed that support the responsible use of marijuana.