Florida Supreme Court to hear arguments on medical marijuana amendment

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —

The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on the medical marijuana debate.

The advocacy group People United for Medical Marijuana has been collecting signatures needed to get an amendment allowing the use of medical marijuana in Florida added to the 2014 ballot.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked the court to take a look at the proposed amendment  to ensure it complies with state law.

The People United for Medical Marijuana website says they have about 200,000 of the 700,000 votes needed to get the amendment on the ballot. They must have the necessary signatures by Feb. 1.

Justices are expected to hear oral arguments on the proposed amendment Dec. 5.