Vote Yes on #2!

Standard

medical-marijuana-in-florida-2014b

After all these years, medical marijuana is finally on the ballot here in Florida. Amendment 2 needs 60% of the votes to pass.  If it does, Florida will join the other 23 states ( and Washington, D.C. ) that have legalized medical marijuana. Those states are mostly in the west and north east. Florida is important because it is one of the only states in the South that’s Constitution allows for voter referendums.

JONATHAN_KNIGHT_23_02_14_Map

Way back in the late 90’s, when I was Associate Director of CAMM, Coalition Advocating Medical Marijuana, I did a statewide campaign with federal patient Elvy Musikka and Kevin Aplin from CAN, Cannabis Action Network. That’s was with the help of a grant from MPP, Marijuana Policy Project.

polls_puffm_2826_264175_poll_xlarge

That grassroots campaign helped pave the way for PUFFM, People United for Medical Marijuana and United for Care. SSDP, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy played a big role too mobilizing students across the state to gather signatures. Many lifetimes and acronyms later here we are poised to stand up to the federal government and defend the rights of medical marijuana patients in the state.

yes-on-2

p.s. Happy Halloween!

10731051_951908718157575_8739696782042650614_n

editor’s note: even though more people voted yes than no, amendment #2 still didn’t pass…

because it needed 60% of the votes but only got 57.6%!?

Welcome to Flori-duh!

Marijuana

284770_122860981138332_2197958_n

Advertisements

One response »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s