Florida OKs Medical Marijuana as Nine States Vote on Pot – NBCNews.com
Floridians with a debilitating medical illness – as determined by a state physician — will soon be able to use medical marijuana, after voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot provision legalizing it on Tuesday.
Just two years after the state rejected a similar measure, a vast majority of Florida voters cast ballots in favor of Amendment 2, according to an early count posted by Florida’s Secretary of State, exceeding the 60 percent threshold needed to approve the legislation and insert an amendment into the state constitution that would allow people with cancer, epilepsy, and other serious conditions to use the substance if their doctor recommends it.
Nine states are voting on how to handle marijuana use on Tuesday, with five states voting on full legalization and four states weighing medical marijuana on the ballot.
Donald Trump sent his first tweet as President-elect of the United States early Wednesday, promising that Americans would “come together as never before.”
“Such a beautiful and important evening! The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again,” he wrote.
Trump’s Twitter biography was updated overnight to reflect the surprise election result.
While Donald Trump’s presidential victory left pundits and pollsters flabbergasted, some experts have suggested that the foreshocks of this political earthquake were apparent months ago, thousands of miles across the Atlantic.
Just like the U.S. race, Britain’s “Brexit” referendum saw voters reject an establishment campaign that for months had led in the polls.
What tripped up the pollsters during the U.K. vote was an unexpectedly high turnout among white working-class voters. Many people within