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Final say up to Florida Supreme Court to get Medical Marijuana on ballot
FLORIDA -- Medical marijuana supporters have collected more than one-million signatures to put the issue on the ballot this fall.
But even if the number of valid signatures is reached- the final say rests with the Florida Supreme Court.
The justices can throw out the proposed medical marijuana amendment for several reasons.
Two primary concerns are misleading language and whether it embraces the single subject rule.
The Florida Supreme Court has until April 1st to make a decision.
This is good for the people; this is what the state of Florida needs for medicine, for jobs, for the well-being of the state."
Quinnipiac University poll shows that 82 % of Floridians support medical marijuana.
A local family is among those pushing for the legalization of medical marijuana to help their daughter who suffers from seizures.
You can hear their story and learn more about what the Florida Legislature is working on to help families like theirs.
There is an event taking place Wednesday, January 29th at 5:30 pm at Atlas Oyster House in Pensacola.