Florida Medical Marijuana Referendum Petition a Bit Low on Signatures: 646,889 More Needed

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If you want to see a medical marijuana referendum on the 2012 ballot, you'll have to say a prayer that House Joint Resolution 353 passes through the Legislature -- it's currently in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee -- or you're going to have to be one of 646,889 more Floridians to sign the People United for Medical Marijuana petition.

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has scored 29,922 of the 676,811 valid signatures needed by February 1 to land on the ballot, which means they're about 4.4 percent of the way there.

Since PUFMM's last tally on October 29, 7,646 of the 29,922 signatures (25.5 percent) come from Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties.

The amendment to the Florida Constitution is fairly different from the one proposed in the House by Rep. Jeff Clemens of Lake Worth, as the language in the PUFMM petition seemingly offers less regulation than the one in the Legislature.

Instead of the handful of limits that would be imposed against potential patients -- as with HJR 353 -- the citizen petition provides a person would be eligible if they fit a certain list of medical conditions or "other diseases and conditions when recommended by a physician." We all know that anxiety you get when you're about to run out of weed.

PUFMM's petition also calls for the ability of the Legislature to enact a "general law" for patients to undergo some sort of registration, as well as regulations for the distribution and sale of medical marijuana. (Remember, Gov. Rick Scott doesn't like all those burdensome regulations.)

The final point in the petition allows the Legislature to craft laws regarding the use of motor vehicles, boats, and planes while under the influence of medical weed.

Click here to read PUFMM's petition, or check it out below:



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medical alarm

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medical alarm

   Nice job, it’s a great post. The info is good to know!

ridehard bikerdude
ridehard bikerdude

I wish I could vote 4 the measure. Govt needs to get up off this issue- or would they prefer to allow millions to suffer (or die) and the economy to just tank rather than to legalize what has been PROVEN to enhance one's health and boost the economy. Forget this stupidity- we are better than this.

jsknow
jsknow

Federal drug prohibition is unconstitutional and ILLEGAL! When alcohol was prohibited at the federal level that required an amendment to the Constitution BECAUSE the Constitution gives NO authority to the federal government to prohibit drugs.  WE THE PEOPLE must take back OUR government and restore OUR rights and liberty! The best way to do that is by electing Ron Paul president.  For almost 100 years we have lived under the tyranny of marijuana prohibition. It's time to end this harmful, wasteful, Constitution trashing prohibition!  To end this nonsense "drug war" (which is actually a war on our freedom and the Constitution) we’re going to have to do what works! 10 States ended alcohol prohibition before the Federal government did. This movement has to come from the bottom up, not from the top down. Once enough cities legalize States will follow and then the Federal government will be forced to legalize too.  Did you know marijuana has been LEGAL in Denver since 2005? Do what they did in Denver in your city!  How To Make Pot Legal in Your Town, USA: http://www.cannabisculture.com...  The drug warriors are going to fight it based on State and federal law but just keep adding cities until we win!  The key is EDUCATING the voters! Get as many people as you can to read: THE EMPEROR WEARS NO CLOTHES, Jack Herer http://www.jackherer.com/thebo...  The Constitutional right to freedom of religion, free speech, a free press, to keep and bear arms, to be secure in your person, house, papers and effects against unreasonable search and seizure, to life, liberty and property, to be protected from having your property taken by the government without due process of law and without just compensation, to confront the witnesses against you, to be protected from excessive bail, excessive fines, cruel and unusual punishment, to vote and others have been unjustly denied to tens of millions of Americans in the name of the drug war.  End the drug war! No one benefits from it except criminals, gangsters, illegal aliens, terrorists and crooked public servants!

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