It’s not even February and I am already wrong about one of my “bold” predictions for 2014.
Earlier this month, I wrote:
“The medical marijuana initiative will not make it on the ballot. Whether it be for a lack of verified signed petitions or the state Supreme Court not accepting the ballot language, it just makes too much sense to have a referendum on an initiative supported by 82 percent of Floridians. Even if the referendum makes its way to the ballot, don’t expect Florida to be the next Colorado. As state Rep. Katie Edwards has noted, ‘Even if the court upholds the [ballot] language and they get the required number of signatures and it passes, the Legislature still has to get involved to implement the will of the voters.’ “
Unless you are living under a rock which does not have Twitter, you probably know by now that the Florida Supreme Court has, in fact, ruled 4-3 that the medical marijuana initiative will be on the ballot in 2014.
As a supporter of medical marijuana, I am relieved my crystal ball was not working properly when I made my predictions.