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Friday, January 9, 2015

Florida medical marijuana and the 2016 Election Cycle

The medical marijuana initiative may have a major effect n the future of not only the nation'a presidential outcome but also of the fate of workers' compensation in the State of Florida. As goes Florida in the 2016 election cycle so probably will the nation, because of the mechanics of the National count of electoral college votes. 

The medical marijuana ballot question lost last off-year cycle because the liberal turnout was so low. The initiative could spur more voters to the poles and impact not only the Florida presidential count but also the local and state candidates. 

Ironically, a large voter turnout will result in the election of more liberals into office in Florida will ultimately liberalize the state leadership and its present negative thoughts on benefits. The upcoming election may ultimately impact the pending judicial cases involving the constitutionality of Florida's workers' compensation act.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - The push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida continues with a two-pronged campaign, supporters said on Friday, sharing plans to mount another ballot drive in 2016 as a way to pressure state lawmakers to consider legislation permitting prescription pot.

A constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida last year fell just short of the 60 percent approval needed to pass in the state.

Morgan, who spent about $4 million on his United for Care campaign last year, said he has revised the ballot language to...
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