Well, this is Florida. The rules are different here.
Where else can you win a race with 58% of the vote and lose the election?
Only here, of course.
Here’s the thing. We have a process in Florida that allows citizens to amend the constitution of our state by popular referendum. It requires, however, that you must get 60% of the vote in order to change the law. A simple majority is not enough.
Consequently, even though the majority of Floridians voted last night to allow patients access to marijuana medicinally, by a vote of 58% to 42%, the numbers were not overwhelming enough to change our laws. Nevertheless, it was the third highest medical use vote ever recorded in America, surpassed only by Massachusetts with 64% and Washington, D.C. with 68%.
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