Hearing Tuesday in Broward for Lawsuit Over Ballots Missing Medical Marijuana Amendment

A hearing is expected in a Broward courtroom Tuesday morning on a lawsuit that claims a statewide amendment on medical marijuana was left off of some absentee ballots in the county.

Attorney Norm Kent, who represents NORML of Florida and filed the lawsuit, confirmed that the hearing was scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

Kent told the Miami Herald last week that he has heard from at least a half dozen voters in Oakland Park and Wilton Manors who said their ballots had the Amendment 2 question about medical marijuana omitted.

The campaign director for United for Care, the political committee behind the amendment, said Broward elections supervisor Brenda Snipes told the group that the omission was on test ballots.

Amendment backers fell just shy of having medical marijuana approved by voters in 2014. The state requires 60 percent approval for constitutional amendments, and the ballot question was supported by 57.6 percent of voters.

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