The campaign’s biggest financial backer announced Wednesday that advocates for marijuana reform in Florida have collected enough preliminary signatures to qualify the state’s 2024 ballot legalization initiative.
Cannabis company Trulieve, which financially supports the Smart & Safe Florida campaign, announced that advocates have “collected enough initial signatures to be included on the November 2024 ballot.”
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– Trulieve_IR (Trulieve_IR) May 10, 2023
The Florida Department of Elections updates the ballot signature count at the end of each month, so the current total hasn’t been shown yet. But the latest update showed that the campaign It was about 94 percent of the way through thoughso it makes sense that the Defenders would have filled that gap at this point.
To take the ballot, activists will need to turn in 891,523 valid signatures. Until now, it was for the state Verified 786,688 as of the end of April.
At the end of January, the measure cleared an initial major hurdle, Obtain enough signatures to initiate a state supreme court review from the language of the scale. That process, which is still pending, begins with a language referral from the state’s attorney general.
By the end of February the campaign was over symbolic threshold crossed
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