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A proposed amendment to Florida’s state constitution that would have legalized medical marijuana failed to reach the 60% margin required to be enacted, receiving an estimated 58% of the vote, according to Florida Today. The measure would have protected health care providers, qualifying patients, and registered medical marijuana treatment centers from criminal or civil liability or sanctions related to prescribing, dispensing, and using marijuana for medical purposes under state law. In addition, a medical marijuana proposal in Guam was approved by voters in the territory, while voters in Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia also weighed in on proposals to allow for legal, recreational use of the drug. All three measures passed, according to USA Today. Such laws were approved by Washington and Colorado voters in 2012.