The Florida Supreme Court’s Monday approval of ballot language for a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana virtually guarantees the state will join 20 states (and Washington, D.C.) that already allow it and eight states currently considering legislation to do so. Voters will get a chance to decide the issue at the polls Nov. 4.
Barring an unlikely change of heart among voters or outright fraud in a series of polls, the amendment will easily surpass the 60 percent threshhold required of ballot initiatives. In a November Quinipiac Poll, 70 percent of Republicans expressed support for a medical marijuana amendment. Overall support stood at 82 percent, with Democrats (87 percent) and independents (88 percent) even more supportive.
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