Floridians will not get to blaze up any legal doobies to cure their medical woes, despite the measure receiving broad support.
Amendment 2 rounded out election night with nearly 57.5 percent of the vote. It needed 60 percent to pass.
The measure would have allowed doctors to prescribe pot to patients to remedy various ailments associated with things like cancer, neurological disorders and even PTSD, among others.
Supporters, backed by Florida attorney powerhouse John Morgan, painted it as common sense compassion. They raised just shy of $200,000 from mostly local contributors. The group established to defeat the measure, Drug Free Florida, brought in more than $6.3 million. Most of that, $5.5 million came from Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.
Response to the amendment’s death on Twitter has been something of a comedy.
“Did everyone blaze up before and forget to go vote? You had one JOB,” tweeted one user.
Not sure what this one means, but another tweet simply gargled, “rasbumbaclaat!!”
Other Twitter users pointed out they’ll be sparking up anyway.