This election season, Floridians are again voting on the legalization of medical marijuana. Passage of Amendment 2 would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for any debilitating medical condition.
Two years ago, a similar amendment was on the ballot, but didn’t pass. This year’s amendment has a few changes, such as more specific definitions of debilitating conditions and assurance that doctors prescribing marijuana would not be immune from malpractice claims.
Some Floridians are worried about the consequences of the amendment though.
“I think it’s going to be awfully hard to control it,” said Val Bates, a Gainesville resident. “I’m afraid we’re going to end up like Colorado and some of those other states out West.”
Despite the controversy, polls hint at higher levels of support for the amendment this time around.