The Florida medical marijuana campaign team that put medical marijuana on the 2014 ballot have been gathering signatures for a 2016 effort, and the good news broke earlier today that enough signatures have been validated to put the new and improved initiative on the 2016 ballot. The 2014 version lost by just 2 points, and this election cycle should be more favorable since it's a Presidential election cycle, and also the initiative was tweaked a little to be more 'Florida voter friendly.' Below is a message that I received from the campaign. Onward to Election Day!:
Thanks to you and your support, medical marijuana will be on Florida's 2016 ballot.
The Florida Division of Elections has confirmed, we've validated enough petitions (and qualified in enough districts) to give voters a second chance to provide relief to hundreds of thousands of suffering patients.
This effort cost millions of dollars - but it needed to happen. The legislature sat on its heels. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Pam Bondi stood against us. But I told you when we came up short in 2014 that we would win the war, and we will. Medical marijuana is coming to Florida.
Now the campaign officially begins.
We're waiting on the official designation of Amendment 2 (again), but we have 10 months to raise the millions more we need to fight it out on the airwaves, online, and more to make sure that undecided voters make the right choice and get us to 60% in November.
We're going to win for the patients.
United for Care