State Supreme Court to hear medical-marijuana arguments

By SCOTT POWERS, Orlando Sentinel — Medical marijuana will be considered by the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday in a hearing that could determine whether voters will decide the proposed state constitutional amendment next November.

Question: If the amendment is approved, what would it do?

Answer: It would allow doctors to prescribe pot under Florida law. It would require the Florida Department of Health to register and regulate marijuana businesses. It would allow those businesses to acquire, cultivate, possess, process, transport, sell and administer marijuana. It would allow patients with prescriptions to use it. And it would allow “personal caregivers” — also regulated and registered by the DOH — to help.


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