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Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions

Article X, Section 29

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Allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patientsímedical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes and shall issue identification cards to patients and caregivers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not authorize violations of federal law or any non-medical use, possession or production of marijuana.

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People United for Medical Marijuana
20 North Orange Avenue
Suite 1600
Orlando, FL 32801-
(850) 845-0561
  Contact: John Morgan, Chairperson

Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review: 68,314 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position: 683,149 
Statewide total currently valid: 786,368*
Congressional district totals needed for judicial and economic reviews and ballot placement, with currently valid signatures: View by District by County
*Statewide and congressional district totals for ballot position are NOT OFFICAL until an initiative petition is certified to have made ballot. Once an initiative petition is certified for ballot position, total currently valid may exceed the official totals at time of certification. For status on ballot position, see Status Table below.
Two signature thresholds must first be met for ballot position: 1) statewide total [8 percent of the votes cast in the last presidential election], and 2) Congressional District signature totals in at least 14 of Florida's 27 Congressional Districts [8 percent of the votes cast in each Congressional District in the last presidential election]. See section 3, Article XI, Fla. Const., section 100.371, Fla. Stat.
A Congressional District may consist of one or more counties and a county may be part of more than one congressional district. To find out the signature threshold required in each Congressional District for review and ballot position, the current number of verified signatures in each Congressional District by county, and how many Congressional Districts may have met or exceeded signature thresholds, click the link above titled "View by District by County".

Status: Defeated
Approval Date: 07/10/2013 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 09/20/2013 
Attorney General: 09/26/2013 
Sent to Supreme Court: 10/24/2013 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 01/27/2014 
Financial Impact Statement Date: 11/04/2013 
SC Approval of Financial Impact Statement: 01/27/2014 
Made Ballot: 01/27/2014 
Ballot Number: 2  
Election Date: 11/04/2014 
 Votes For: 3,370,761   
 Votes Against: 2,478,993   

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