Could Florida be the next state to legalize medical marijuana?
That’s the hope of state Representative Jeff Clemens, a Lake Worth, Florida Democrat who has introduced a proposed amendment to the state constitution.
Speaking to the press on Thursday, Clemens said that there was no good reason to have people using synthetic drugs like oxycodone and methadone while a natural, safer drug – cannabis – is banned.
If his proposal is accepted, it would be put on the state ballot in November, 2012, where 60 percent of voters would have to approve it, but chances are high that it will never make it that far. Why? Because first Clemens needs three fifiths of the Florida House and Senate to approve it, and both are controlled by Republicans.