Florida's Amendment Two explained

Anjuli Davis reports

- To put it plainly, Amendment Two is about marijuana and its future in Florida -- something Clearwater mom Dani Hall is passionate about.

"I believe in the medicinal value of cannabis," Hall said. 

She believes in it for her 13-year-old son Brendan, who suffers from autism. She believes medical marijuana could help lift the burden put daily on her son.

"It would help give him a better quality of life. It would help decrease his pain. It would help decrease his anxiety, his sensory overload that he experiences," Hall said.

Specifically, Amendment Two would create a clause in Florida's Constitution to legalize medical marijuana for those suffering from debilitating diseases, as determined by licensed doctors.

"This is not how we do medicine," countered Dr. Jessica Spencer of Drug Free Florida. "It does not belong in our constitution."

Dr. Spencer is an addiction specialist with the group 'Vote No on 2'. She says voters have to understand, this isn't the pot of the past.

"There's no cap or limitation to the amount of THC in the amendment, so these can be all kinds of different products, including the edibles and the oils which are actually 70 to 90 percent THC content," she said.

Critics of Amendment Two fear its passage would lead to pop-up dispensaries with little supervision. But supporters say, after nearly passing in 2014, they're making sure the amendment is crystal-clear to voters.

"The language is more explicit. As far as if you're under 18, you must have a second opinion along with a parent's consent. That was always the case, but now it's more explicit in the language," Hall said.

In order to pass, Amendment Two needs 60 percent of the vote since it's proposing a constitutional amendment. In 2014, it got 57.6 percent of voters' approval.

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