JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- People are still pushing to get petitions signed to have legalizing medical marijuana on the ballot next year.
Theordise Daniels signed the petition Thursday to put the legalization of medical marijuana on the ballot next year.
"I think it should (be legal) because it could help the economy if they tax it properly," said Daniels.
The decision is now up to the Florida Supreme Court after hearing from both sides Thursday morning. Attorney General Pam Bondi's office argued allowing medical marijuana would go beyond what voters would be led to believe.
The office argued the ballot summary says medical marijuana would be used for debilitating diseases, but the full language of the amendment allows it to be used for debilitating conditions.
Supporters say voters aren't being misled and that medical marijuana could be used for certain medical conditions.
While other states have legalized the drug for medicinal use, Dr. Joe Spillane, with UF Health said there's something else to consider.
"There are certainly alternatives, in fact alternatives. In fact, there's an alternate for marijuana," said Spillane.
They're alternatives that Spillane said could help patients too. He says the bigger problem is the actual process it's going through right now.
"I think it should go through the same process as every other drug," said Dr. Spillane.
That would mean testing and Food and Drug Administration approval.
A local attorney tells Action News there is another problem already popping up in states that legalized the drug.
"Trying to do that does not mean legalizing it for recreational purposes," said Chris Carson.
Carson says that's where lawmakers are going to play a key role.
"They have to keep a tight track on how much is grown and where it's going," said Carson.
Right now, the state Supreme Court has not made a decision. If approved, it would go on the ballot for a vote next November.