11:34 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —

Medical marijuana supporters were out in full force on Saturday.

Those pushing to place a constitutional amendment on the 2014 ballot held their second “Day of Action” on Saturday. It was part of an ongoing effort to gather the nearly 700,000 signatures needed to put the amendment before voters.

United for Care set up locations in 14 different cities, including Orlando and Daytona Beach, where volunteers picked up and dropped off petition forms.

Last week, organizers said they gathered close to 100,000 petitions. But supporters wanted to get additional signatures since it’s likely some of the petitions will be invalid. Petitions must be signed by registered voters.

In order to make the ballot the state Supreme Court must also approve the language that will go on the ballot.