FL Attorney General Won’t Ask Court to Block Pot Measure

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi isn’t going to fight a measure to legalize medical marijuana.

The Supreme Court is reviewing the proposed amendment. The court must decide whether or not the ballot initiative is misleading and whether it complies with single-subject requirements.

Bondi spokesman Whitney Ray says the office isn’t going to file anything with the high court.

Bondi opposed the amendment that appeared on the 2014 ballot. That ballot measure failed because it didn’t meet the 60-percent threshold needed to pass.

Backers of medical marijuana need to collect more than 683,000 signatures by February in order to go before voters in 2016.

Ben Pollara, the campaign manager for the amendment, said he hoped Bondi’s decision was a sign that Tallahassee politicians would not fight the measure this time.

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