People United for Medical Marijuana

This legislation was created for Florida State by the organization “People United for Medical Marijuana” P.U.F.M.M. at http://www.puffm.com. Florida is recognizes as having worse laws against those caught with marijuana by police than any other state in the county, and worse than federal law. The prisons are overrun and the access for people who have serious life threatening disease is risky because people have to break the law if they have cancer for example and they want to use cannabis oil to eliminate their tumors.

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PETITION FORM
Note:
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Statutes, to knowingly sign more than one petition for a candidate, a minor political party, or an issue. [Section
104.185, Florida Statutes]
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Your name _________________________________________________________
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City ________________________________ Zip _________________ County ______________________
Voter Registration Number ______________________________ or Date of Birth ____________________
I am a registered voter of Florida and hereby petition the Secretary of State to place the following amendment to the
Florida Constitution on the ballot in the general election.
AMENDMENT TO CREATE ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (“Right to Marijuana for Treatment Purposes”) OF THE
FLORIDA CONSTITUTION
BALLOT TITLE – RIGHT TO MARIJUANA FOR TREATMENT OF CERTAIN MEDICAL DISEASES AND
CONDITIONS.
BALLOT SUMMARY – THIS PROPOSED AMENDMENT IS DESIGNED TO CREATE A NEW ARTICLE I,
SECTION 28 (“Right to Marijuana for Treatment Purposes”) OF THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION SO AS TO
PERMIT THE CULTIVATION, PURCHASE, POSSESSION AND USE OF MARIJUANA TO TREAT
ALZHEIMER’S, CACHEXIA, CANCER, CHRONIC PAIN, CHRONIC NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS,
CROHN’S DISEASE, EPILEPSY AND OTHER SEIZURE DISORDERS, GLAUCOMA, HIV/AIDS, MULTIPLE
SCLEROSIS, PARKINSON’S, DISEASES CAUSING MUSCLE SPASTICITY, OR OTHER DISEASES AND
CONDITIONS WHEN RECOMMENDED BY A PHYSICIAN.
FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT –
ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (“Right to Marijuana for Treatment Purposes”) OF THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION
IS HEREBY CREATED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:
“SECTION 28. Right to Marijuana for Treatment Purposes. –
“(a) No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property or otherwise penalized for the cultivation, purchase, use or
possession of marijuana in connection with the treatment of Alzheimer’s, cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, chronic
nervous system disorders, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy and other seizure disorders, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, multiple
sclerosis, Parkinson’s, diseases causing muscle spasticity, or other diseases and conditions when recommended by a
physician.
“(b) This section shall be self-executing. The legislature, however, may provide by general law for the voluntary
registration of persons intending to exercise their rights hereunder and for the regulation of the distribution and sale
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of marijuana to persons intending to exercise their rights hereunder.
“(c) Nothing herein, however, shall be construed so as to prevent the legislature from enacting laws penalizing the
operation of motor vehicles, boats, watercraft or aircraft while under the influence of marijuana or regulating the use of
marijuana by minors. Similarly, all laws in effect at the time of adoption of this section penalizing the operation of motor
vehicles, boats, watercraft or aircraft while under the influence of marijuana or regulating the use of marijuana by minors
shall remain in force.”