Florida Supreme Court Approves Marijuana & Abortion Ballot Amendments

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The Florida Supreme Court is approving marijuana and abortion ballot amendments for November.

The court decided Monday afternoon that both amendments regarding the use of recreational marijuana and abortion rights will be on the ballot in November and these two amendment do comply with state law.

Ballot amendment three will give voters the choice to legalize recreational marijuana. If passed, it would allows medical marijuana treatment centers to sell these products.

Amendment four would potentially "limit government interference with abortion" saying no law should "prohibit, penalize, delay or restrict abortion" in early pregnancy, which is before the fetus can survive outside the womb, or when necessary to protect the patient's health, which would be determined by the patient's doctor.

Florida's Supreme Court also allowed the 6-week legislative abortion ban to take effect. Current Florida law allows abortions through 15 weeks of pregnancy but will change to six weeks once a new state law goes into effect.

In Florida it takes a 60% voter approval to pass an amendment.


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