Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court ruled 4 to 3 in favor of the existing language on the new legislation that would make medical marijuana prescriptions legal in the Sunshine State.
The charge led by Orlando Super Attorney John Morgan announced that it hit it’s petition count late last week. This was the last hurdle it had to clear.
The Measure now goes before the voters in November. Polling indicates that 82% of Floridians are in favor of the measure. Advocates for the drug say it reduces the suffering of those undergoing chemotherapy and conditions that cause seizures. There are also the therapeutic properties of the drug that can reduce the amount of pain patients are forced to deal with.
Let’s take at how it played in the Orlando Media.
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: Florida Supreme Court OKs medical marijuana for ballot
Orlando Sentinel: Medical marijuana amendment gets green light from Supreme Court
So How Did it Play?: Well. This is exactly what John Morgan wanted.
There are political ramifications from this as well. Pundits believe that this amendment will increase sluggish mid-term turnout numbers for Democrats. In a close race, those who come out to support the measure will likely lean towards the lawmakers who believe in medical marijuana as well.
Expect Pro and Anti campaigns to pop up any week now and begin the message war.