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Florida court weighs medical marijuana question

Jan. 25, 2014 at 3:55 PM   |   Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The Florida Supreme Court is weighing whether to allow an initiative on the November ballot that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.

Attorney John Morgan of Orlando said he's spent some $2.1 million of his own money to collect the needed 680,000 signatures to get the measure put on November's ballot. He collected more than 731,000 signatures, as confirmed by local elections supervisors, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said.

"You know that country song 'Jesus, Take the Wheel'? That's all I can do with the [Florida] Supreme Court," Morgan said. "It's all in their hands."

The court will weigh challenges to the ballot initiative filed by the state attorney general, an association of Florida sheriffs and other groups.

Opponents contend the law, if passed, is too general and would permit doctors to prescribe pot for anyone who wants it. Morgan disagreed, saying text of the actual law voters could stand to approve limits it to serious diseases like cancer, glaucoma and hepatitis-C.

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