Proposed recreational marijuana amendment to appear on 2024 ballot

Proposed recreational marijuana amendment to appear on 2024 ballot

The Political Committee of Smart Safe Florida proposed a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana last summer. The measure was enough to get enough signatures to be examined by the Florida Supreme Court and now needs to be placed on the 2024 ballot.

The state division of elections said that the political committee submitted 294,046 valid signatures. At least 222,898 signatures are required for the court to review the proposed wording of the measure, according to WSVN News Miami.

Under the Adult Personal Use of Marijuana Initiative, people over 21 years will be allowed to possess, purchase or use marijuana products and marijuana accessories for non-medical personal consumption. The proposal would allow MMJ Treatment Centers and FL s licensed medicinal cannabis operators to obtain, cultivate, process, manufacture, sell and distribute such products and accessories. The initiative would not allow home cultivation for personal use.

The State Supreme Court will look at the wording of the proposition to make sure it includes only one issue and does not mislead voters, according to the local news outlet. If the Supreme Court approves the proposal, it will have to gather 891,589 valid signatures to be introduced on the 2024 ballot.

More than $19 million was spent on expenses related to petition collection and verification, according to Trulieve Cannabis Corp TCNNF, which contributed $20 million to the Smart Safe Florida campaign.

This language was written with prior court decisions in mind. The lawyers read carefully what the court s admonitions were on the previous ones and then took that guidance and put it in this language now, Steve Vancore, Trulieve spokesman said. The legal team tried not to make the same mistakes and reviewed, reviewed, and attempted to make those same mistakes. Ron DeSantis proposed a budget boost to medical marijuana policies in the state. The commitment comes at a critical time, according to DeSantis, who proposed an increase in funding by $38.6 million for the Office of Medical Marijuana Use.

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