Amendment 2 has been a controversial topic: medical marijuana. The amendment looks to allow medical marijuana for those suffering from certain conditions, like cancer, HIV-AIDS, and Parkinson’s disease. Now, the city of Stuart is considering regulations for medical marijuana treatment centers, should the amendment be approved. Locations of the treatment centers would be limited to areas off of Ocean Blvd and Osceola St near Martin Health Systems, and the centers would not be able to open next to a school or residential area. If the amendment passes, then the Local Planning Agency will consider the regulations on November 17th.
|A “yes” vote supports legalizing medical marijuana for individuals with specific debilitating diseases or comparable debilitating conditions as determined by a licensed state physician.|
|A “no” vote opposes this proposal for legalization of medical marijuana, keeping the state’s current more limited medical marijuana program in place.|
Amendment 2 was also designed to require the Department of Health to regulate marijuana production and distribution centers and issue identification cards for patients and caregivers.