Bondi Gives Up Fight Against Medical Pot


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi isn’t going to fight a measure to legalize medical marijuana.

The Supreme Court is reviewing the proposed amendment and must decide whether the ballot initiative is misleading and whether it complies with single-subject requirements.

Bondi’s office had until Monday to file a legal brief on whether the amendment should be blocked from the 2016 ballot.

Bondi spokesman Whitney Ray said they won’t be filing anything with the high court and that there would be no further comment.

Bondi opposed the amendment that appeared on the 2014 ballot.

That ballot measure failed because it did not meet the 60-percent threshold needed to pass.

Backers of medical marijuana need to collect more than 683,000 signatures by February in order to go before voters in 2016.