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pix-Amendment 2 Defeated

Voters narrowly rejected the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida on Tuesday after a surge of ads saying the ballot initiative was riddled with holes.

The Associated Press declared that Amendment 2 had failed as it did not appear it would reach the necessary 60 percent to pass. It had about 57 percent support with nearly all precincts reporting Tuesday night.

“Floridians defeated Amendment 2 because they had the benefit of both sides of the story — and the truth is that Amendment 2′s loopholes made it nothing more than de facto legalization of marijuana,” said Sarah Bascom, a spokeswoman for Vote No on 2.

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