Florida Supreme Court discusses medical marijuana

2:05 PM, Dec 5, 2013   |    comments
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COLLIER COUNTY, FL (WINK)- It'll take more than just signatures to get medical marijuana on the ballot. If passed, doctors would be allowed to prescribe pot to patients. 

But some Florida lawmakers are against the issue, including Attorney General Pam Bondi, who filed a challenge to it. While Charle Crist, a Democratic candidate for Governor, said he's open to it.

"If you're a real doctor and you're prescribing for somebody who is really in pain and suffering, why would you oppose it?" said Crist.

In Naples, many voters told CBS affiliate WINK news they are indifferent to the issue.

"I'm on either side, I mean people should be able to do what they want to do if they can not harm anybody else then it doesn't hurt anybody so."

"If it's something that is medically proven that will help people and take some pain away, it's not an addictive substance and it's done this way, it's controlled by the state, so if people need it and it will help them I think it's a good idea and let people then decide, let it be on the ballot and let the people vote on it."

"It'd be fine. I don't care. I would vote yes, they could make some money. Tax it."

The arguments are expected to last 60 to 90 minutes and it could be weeks before the Supreme Court makes its decision.

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