By Garrett Rudolph
TALLAHASSEE, Fl. — Florida’s amendment to legalize medical marijuana appears to have fallen short of the 60 percent vote needed to pass.
Early returns indicate Amendment 2 has been defeated after received 57 percent of the vote Nov. 4, according to several media organizations, including the Associated Press and Huffington Post.
Across the U.S., 23 states and Washington, D.C. have approved medical marijuana laws, but only five of those states received more than 60 percent of the popular vote, according to WFTV.
Despite the Nov. 4 election results, Florida does allow a limited form of medical marijuana. In June, Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed the Charlotte’s Web bill into law, authorizing limited use of marijuana strains high in CBD, according to the Huffington Post.