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Florida deciding medical marijuana, conservation and justices amendments

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MIAMI — Floridians are deciding whether to legalize medical marijuana, dedicate billions of dollars to conservation efforts and let the outgoing governor fill three expected vacancies on the state Supreme Court in 2019.

Amendment 1 would dedicate $18 billion in existing real estate taxes to environmental protection over the next two decades. About half the revenue would go to buy nearly 2 million acres of undeveloped land.

Under Amendment 2, to obtain medical marijuana, patients would have to get a doctor's certification of their condition, which in turn would qualify them for a patient ID card they could use at licensed dispensaries.

Amendment 3 is complicated, but it boils down to whether the outgoing or incoming governor would fill three expected vacancies on the state Supreme Court.

Under the state constitution, each measure needs 60 percent approval to pass.

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