TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida Supreme Court has approved a plan to place a medical marijuana initiative for November ballot.
The Supreme Court has given its approval to language for a proposed constitutional amendment on whether to allow the medical use of marijuana. The decision Monday means the proposal will be on the November 2014 ballot.
The justices approved the ballot summary 4-3 just three days after a petition drive reached the required number of signatures to place it on the ballot.
The decision is a defeat for Attorney General Pam Bondi, who challenged the ballot language by saying its misleading.
Gov. Rick Scott is opposed to medical marijuana, while the Democrats hoping to challenge him -- former state Sen. Nan Rich and former Gov. Charlie Crist -- support it.