Wednesday (10/15/08) was election day for students at Florida State... and one issue on the ballot dealt with the school's marijuana penalties.
The ballot initiative asked students if the penalties for
on-campus marijuana possession should be lowered to be equal to the penalties for on-campus underage drinking.
Members of FSU's Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws are trying to make the punishment equal for the two misdemeanors... and about 65 percent of student voters agree with them.
Of the two-thousand-835 students who voted on the issue... 18-hundred-50 voted in favor of the initiative... while 985 voted against it.
Student leaders say they will try to talk to campus administrators about the issue and results of the ballot initiative.