Efforts to make recreational marijuana use legal in Florida could win back voters.
However, in order to make the topic on the 2024 ballot, The online petition It needs a certain number of signatures.
According to the Florida Department of Elections website, that number is 891,589. Immediately, The petition has 148,418 signatures.
Florida’s Safe and Smart Political Commission is leading the charge.
Called “adult personal use of marijuana,” it would allow anyone at least 21 years of age to be able to own or purchase marijuana products and accessories for non-medical reasons.
Recreational marijuana use is legal in 18 states.
Governor Ron DeSantis, who was sworn in to begin his second term on tuesdayHe didn’t talk about it, but it’s something he’s covered in the past.
Last year, he said he wasn’t interested in the “pungent odor” the plant exudes in Florida.
Medical marijuana has been available in Florida since 2016, a move made possible by a voter-approved constitutional amendment.
largest medical marijuana company in the state, Trulieve, She pledged $15 million to the Recreational Marijuana Legalization Initiative.
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