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Medical Marijuana Question Argued Before Fl. Supreme Court

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – The Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office is arguing that a proposed constitutional amendment allowing marijuana for medical reasons would go beyond what voters would be led to believe.

That’s the case a lawyer for Bondi made before the Supreme Court on Thursday in an effort to keep the proposal off the 2014 ballot.

Allen Winsor told the court the ballot summary says medical marijuana would be used for debilitating diseases, but the full language of the amendment allows it to be used for debilitating conditions.

A lawyer for proponents argued that voters aren’t being misled. The title of the proposed ballot item states that it is for the use under certain medical conditions.

The court will rule on whether the ballot language itself, not on the merits of the issue.

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