Florida Marijuana activists have been feeling a little disgruntle since Tuesday due to losing the Medical marijuana vote by 3%. While Alaska, Oregon and Washington D.C. have all passed the pro-marijuana legalization.
This has many Floridians feeling a little cheated because actually more votes were in favor of passing the bill, yet Florida needed 60% of it’s citizens to vote thumbs up due to the Florida constitution . The State Department of health would have been put in charge of regulating it.
Because the measure would have altered Florida’s constitution, Weed Activist needed 60% for the question to pass. Only 57% of voters voted yes, compared to 43% who voted no with 91% of vote reporting.
This has left many Floridians wondering if our voting system had been tampered with. With only an hour to go before the polls closed, Pro-Marijuana was in the lead to make the change 2-1. Somehow everyone that voted no waited until the last minute to cast their vote. If our own U S capitol can pass the Pro-marijuana bill and make it a medically obtainable substance then how come Florida which has formally been the cocaine capitol of the US , and as of recent years the pain pill express train into other states not get enough votes? Maybe there are greater forces at work here. Maybe Florida’s infrastructure isn’t ready to make the changes it would need to. As of this writing Florida’s 3rd largest grossing industry is the Department of Corrections. Are you aware of this? Guess what is the most common charge against Floridians caught up in that system. That’s right, WEED! So by changing the playing field and shifting the players around would cause some drastic tidal waves rippling through more than one Department in the Sunshine State. Hopefully Rick Scott can get it together and focus on these changes so maybe we can change our slogan back from Come to Florida on Vacation, leave on probation, to Come to Florida on vacation and tour our vast Marijuana growing fields. Well maybe not.