The Florida Supreme Court on Monday approved the language of an amendment on the November election ballot that would legalize medical marijuana if approved by 60 percent of voters.
Previous update from Friday
Early Friday afternoon, the Florida Division of Elections website showed over 710,000 verified signatures in support of the medical marijuana amendment.
The bill needed at least 683,149 voter signatures from at least 14 of Florida’s 27 congressional districts by Feb. 1, as required by state law. As of Friday, enough signatures have come from 14 congressional districts, putting it just over the required halfway mark.
Last week, Ben Pollara, the campaign manager for United for Care, claimed organizers had collected more than 1.1 million signatures.