Medical marijuana will be on 2016 ballot

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 9:22 PM EST
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Medical marijuana is back on the ballot.

The Florida Division of Elections confirms the medical marijuana amendment got enough petition signatures to be on the ballot in November.

The measure would amend Florida's constitution to allow doctors to prescibe medical marijuana to "individuals with debilitating medical conditions."

The measure was brought by People United for Medical Marijuana, a group led by attorney John Morgan.

This same group tried to get an amendment passed in 2014, but it got 57.6 percent of the vote. Although that is a majority of voters, in Florida a constitutional amendment needs 60 percent of the vote to pass in Florida.

In an exclusive Florida Decides Poll released in November, 62 percent of voters surveyed said they would support a medical marijuana amendment.

Currently, Florida allows only a low-THC version of marijuana for patients, called Charlotte's Web.

There is a chance the constitutional amendment may be a moot point.

There are bills in the Florida House and Senate that would expand medical marijuana usage in Florida.

Where marijuana is legal

Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states. In four of those states, marijuana is legal in all cases.