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Florida: Medical Cannabis Measure Qualifies For 2014 Ballot

The Florida Division of Elections today confirmed that proponents of a 2014 statewide measure to allow for the physician-supervised use of cannabis have gathered sufficient signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Proponents of the measure still await a ruling from the Florida Supreme Court as to whether the measure will appear before voters. The state Supreme Court must decide on the issue by April 1.

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Feds To Issue Banking Guidelines For Businesses Engaged In Cannabis Commerce

Federal officials are poised to unveil new regulations allowing for financial institutions to legally interact with licensed businesses that are engaged in cannabis commerce. “They (retail facilities that dispense cannabis) want to be able to use the banking system,” US Attorney General Eric Holder said. “And so we (the Obama administration) will be issuing some regulations I think very soon to deal with that issue.”

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CBS Poll: Majority Of Americans Believe Marijuana Should Be Legal

A majority of US adults believe that the consumption of marijuana ought to be legal, according to the results of a nationwide CBS poll released today. Fifty-one percent of respondents answered affirmatively to the question, “Should marijuana use be legal.” The percentage is the highest ever reported by the survey, which has been tracking public opinion on the issue since 1979 (when only 27 percent of adults endorsed legalization), and marks a six point jump in support since the last time pollsters posed the question in April, 2013.