Florida Cannabis Advocates Renew Adult-Use Legalization Efforts

Sensible Florida has filed a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state after the Florida Supreme Court struck down an earlier version in June.

The original initiative, called “Regulate Marijuana in a Manner Similar to Alcohol to Establish Age, Licensing and Other Restrictions,” was headed to the 2022 ballot before Florida’s highest court ruled that the words “for limited use” were misleading.

The new proposal would legalize cannabis use for adults 21 and older and would allow adults to grow up to 18 plants at home for personal use, according to a CBS Miami report. The measure would also block state lawmakers from limiting the amount of THC in adult-use cannabis products.

Sensible Florida must collect 891,589 valid signatures by Feb. 1 and receive Supreme Court approval to place the issue before voters in the 2022 election, CBS Miami reported.

Another campaign, Make It Legal Florida, also succumbed to a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year when judges ruled that the group’s ballot measure would have misled voters by failing to disclose that cannabis would still be illegal under federal law.

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