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southside14:

Keep in mind during the upcoming break…

southside14:

Keep in mind during the upcoming break…

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A few members of our SSDP chapter attended this conference in Orlando at the UCF campus. We met a lot of other students running chapters at their schools. It was great to meet some similar people and to share stories and ideas about how to end the drug war!

2014 Florida/Southeast Regional SSDP Conference!

2014 Florida/Southeast Regional SSDP Conference!

SSDP will be tabling in the commons tomorrow! Check us out for some sweet info, in front of the Nautilus Market, 11 am to 1 pm.  :)

As of right now, it looks like Medical Marijuana will be appearing on the next ballot in Florida!

All of our hard work last semester payed off. Students and activists around the state worked endlessly to collect signatures and spread information and awareness. Now, Florida citizens will be able to decide if they want medical marijuana in their home state. :)

JUST IN: Florida Supreme Court approves medical marijuana initiative to go on Nov. ballot - @terryspen@AP @MicahGrimes

thepoliticalfreakshow:

This means that Florida voters will have a chance in November to approve or disapprove medical marijuana.

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Florida Medical Marijuana Initiatve Will Go to the Voters!

pot4prosperity:

Just moments ago, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion approving a medical marijuana initiative

read more http://dlvr.it/4nnXsK

weedporndaily:

Florida: Medical Cannabis Measure Qualifies For 2014 Ballot
(NORML) The Florida Division of Elections today confirmed that proponents of a 2014 statewide measure to allow for the physician-supervised use of cannabis have gathered sufficient signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
The measure seeks to authorize doctors to recommend cannabis therapy to their patients at their discretion and authorizes the state Department of Health to register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes.
Backers of the measure, United for Care, turned in over 683,000 valid signatures from Florida voters to qualify the measure. The initiative seeks to amend the state constitution.

weedporndaily:

Florida: Medical Cannabis Measure Qualifies For 2014 Ballot

(NORML) The Florida Division of Elections today confirmed that proponents of a 2014 statewide measure to allow for the physician-supervised use of cannabis have gathered sufficient signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

The measure seeks to authorize doctors to recommend cannabis therapy to their patients at their discretion and authorizes the state Department of Health to register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes.

Backers of the measure, United for Care, turned in over 683,000 valid signatures from Florida voters to qualify the measure. The initiative seeks to amend the state constitution.

weedporndaily:

New York Gov. Cuomo to Allow Limited Use of Medical Marijuana
NEW YORK (Reuters) — New York will soon allow the limited use of medical marijuana for seriously ill patients under a plan the state’s governor will announce in the next few days, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has steadily resisted pressure to legalize marijuana, was expected to announce the plan at Wednesday’s State of the State address, according to the newspaper’s website.
A spokesman for Cuomo’s office declined to comment on the report.
The newspaper said the policy will be far more restrictive than the laws in Colorado or California, where medical marijuana is available to people with conditions such as backaches.
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weedporndaily:

New York Gov. Cuomo to Allow Limited Use of Medical Marijuana

NEW YORK (Reuters) — New York will soon allow the limited use of medical marijuana for seriously ill patients under a plan the state’s governor will announce in the next few days, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has steadily resisted pressure to legalize marijuana, was expected to announce the plan at Wednesday’s State of the State address, according to the newspaper’s website.

A spokesman for Cuomo’s office declined to comment on the report.

The newspaper said the policy will be far more restrictive than the laws in Colorado or California, where medical marijuana is available to people with conditions such as backaches.

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We did it, folks!

uconnssdp:

Connecticut’s Senate and House have successfully passed the Medical Marijuana bill!

All that stands in the way of this bill and it coming into law is a signature from Gov. Dan Malloy, which is all but guaranteed.

UConn SSDP did a lot of work, along with CT NORML, A Better Way Foundation, ACLU, and LEAP to help this bill along the way. Congrats to everyone who made this a reality, times are a’changin and we’re at the forefront of the movement.

awesome!

Florida Petition Has Almost One Million Demanding Medical Pot

thestonedsociety:

New Post has been published on http://thestonedsociety.com/florida-petition-almost-one-million-demanding-medical-pot/

Florida Petition Has Almost One Million Demanding Medical Pot

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In order to sign it, you must be a Florida resident and mail a signed form to them. Even though that sounds like a hassle, Ben Pollara, campaign director for the marijuana legalization effort, says they’ve already collected signatures from about five percent of the Florida population.

 “We have collected close to 900,000 and by Monday or Tuesday of next week, we should be close to 1 million. We are going to make it.”

By signing the petition for a ballot initiative,  in turn it would put medical marijuana legalization up for vote in 2014 (as reported by Unitedforcare). Backers can start working towards the required 700,000 signatures needed by the 1st of February; you can also mail the petition if you download it here.

Their staff is apparently very busy verifying the sudden deluge of signed petitions, which took off after Christmas. The proposed constitutional amendment only needs 683,149 valid voter signatures in order to get on the November ballot, but they’re hoping to get over 1,050,000 signed petitions since their rejection rate is around 29 percent.

In addition, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has argued before the Florida Supreme Court that the ballot language is “confusing” and is attempting to derail the entire effort. State Solicitor General Allen Winsor argues, “You don’t even have to have a disease to get marijuana, the way this amendment is worded.” He also believes the amendment implies Florida is usurping federal law, which currently is strictly against marijuana usage in any form.

In order for the marijuana legalization effort in Florida to succeed, the petition will not only need to get on the ballot, but also receive at least 60 percent of the votes. If that happens, medical marijuana would become legal with doctor’s approval, and state-regulated dispensaries will be allowed.

The amendment specifically lists cancer, glaucoma and Parkinson’s disease and “conditions for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient.” But growing marijuana for recreational or personal medical use would still be illegal.

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