News » Florida MMJ Resolution Gets Senatorial Sponsor
November 23, 2011 by Aaron Turpen
Florida State Representative Jeff Clemens has proposed a resolution to allow Floridians to vote on whether they want to legalized medical marijuana in the state. Given the number of likely glaucoma patients there, it would seem to be a no brainer.
The measure has now picked up an endorsement from a senate sponsor, State Senator Larcenia Bullard of Miami. She introduced similar legislation in the senate, proposing the creation of articles to the Florida constitution that would allow the use of MMJ by citizens.
“It’s an issue of people in this state that are going through tough times and a lot of physical pain and if they want to use this particular drug as opposed to a more heavy prescription narcotic,” he told the News Service. “I don’t think there’s any reason why we shouldn’t let them.”
The resolution in the state house would put the matter up to vote by Florida voters in 2012′s election. If passed, it would add an article to the state’s constitution just as the senate’s version would do.
[source Florida Independent]
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