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Medical Marijuana Ads Set To Air In Florida

 
Medical Marijuana Ads Set To Air In Florida
Posted August 18th, 2014 @ 10:00am

It won't be just politicians filling our TV and radio airwaves in the months leading up to the November election.

Both supporters and opponents of the medical marijuana amendment are ready to roll out campaigns.

United for Care says it have 10,000 patients, doctors and nurses ready to tell their stories about how medicinal pot is helping.

However Vote No on 2 claims loopholes in the amendment would cause abuses.

Amendment 2, which "allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician."

A more limited alternative was approved by the Republican-run Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott in June. It legalizes development and distribution of a non-euphoric strain of cannabis — dubbed Charlotte's Web — to help Florida residents who have cancer and other debilitating diseases.

Early polls indicate overwhelming public support for medical marijuana — by 88 percent in a statewide Quinnipiac University poll — but analysts expect a close vote on Amendment 2, which requires 60 percent approval to become law.

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