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Medical Marijuana Group Gets 110K Signatures

Cherie Diez
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

People United for Medical Marijuana has collected far more than signatures than it needs to get a Florida Supreme Court review of its proposed constitutional amendment, the Miami Herald reports. The group will stop sending out volunteers and paid signature-gatherers, pending the court’s review of the proposed language. If that is approved, the measure legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes it will appear on the November 2014 ballot, where it will need a “yes” from 60 percent of voters to be enacted. 

Meanwhile, St. Petersburg-based Drug Free America Foundation is outraged by Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s change of heart on medical marijuana -- a stance that the Bradenton Herald approves. Gupta’s documentary, “Weed,” is set to re-air on CNN Friday at 10 p.m. 

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.