People United for Medical Marijuana has started a citizen initiative petition titled Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions.  The proposed Florida Constitutional amendment would allow for the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician.  It would allow caregivers to assist such patients and require all such parties to have special identification cards issued by the state.   It would further mandate that all centers that produce and distribute medical marijuana be registered and regulated by the Department of Health.  In order to make it on the ballot in November 2014, a little under 700,000 certified Florida voter signatures must be obtained by February 1, 2014.  However, in September 2013, the group successfully met its first milestone by obtaining enough certified voter signatures to trigger the Secretary of State to forward the initiative petition to the Attorney General to seek an advisory opinion from the Florida Supreme Court as to its compliance with Florida law.  The Attorney General has taken issue with both the title and summary of the initiative and as such, oral arguments have been scheduled before the Court on December 5, 2013.  Also as part of the ballot initiative, the Financial Impact Estimating Conference met to determine the fiscal impact of the proposed amendment. However, due to uncertainty about regulatory fees and the tax status of medical marijuana, the FIEC eventually determined that the fiscal impact was indeterminate. FIEC’s financial statement reads:  Increased costs from this amendment to state and local governments cannot be determined. There will be additional regulatory and enforcement activities associated with the production and sale of medical marijuana. Fees will offset at least a portion of the regulatory costs. While sales tax may apply to purchases, changes in revenue cannot reasonably be determined since the extent to which medical marijuana will be exempt from taxation is unclear without legislative or state administrative action.