Medical Marijuana Supporters Claim Victory In Florida

Backers of a medical marijuana constitutional amendment in Florida are celebrating a victory of sorts after it announced they have collected enough signatures to make the 2014 ballot.

Ben Pollara, the campaign manager for United for Care, sent out an email to supporters that organizers have collected more than 1.1 million signatures.

“This is an enormous achievement,” Pollara wrote.

Organizers have until Feb. 1 to gather 683,189 voter signatures. So far election supervisors have certified nearly 458,000 signatures.

Groups pushing a constitutional amendment typically gather more signatures than needed in case some are rejected.

The collection of voter signatures isn’t the only hurdle left for medical marijuana supporters. In order to make this year’s ballot, the state Supreme Court must also approve the language that will go on the ballot.

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