In addition to Colorado and Washington state's groundbreaking votes to legalize marijuana, Massachusetts became the 18th state in the union to approve the use of medicinal marijuana, and Arkansas denied the Razorback state from becoming the first in the South to join that group.
Meanwhile, back in the Sunshine State, activists with the Florida Cannabis Action Network presented Attorney General Pam Bondi with a petition calling on her to change the classification of marijuana as a Schedule l illegal drug.
In a WMFE news story, Florida Cannabis Action executive director Jodi James said, "Until the attorney general makes that decision, then everyone else's hands are tied including the medical community."
The article's author, Jessica Palombo, goes on to write, "The group says removing cannabis from the schedule one drug list will allow Florida scientists to research its effects on cancer and let doctors prescribe it."
According to the Federal Controlled Substance Act, marijuana is currently a Schedule l drug, as is heroin, cocaine, LSD, and a host of other substances considerably more potent than weed.
However, even if Bondi supports the concept (she has until the middle of next month to decide), there is a question about whether she has the legal authority to make that call, versus the federal government. But there is a precedent.