“Florida Cannabis Act” Would Legalize Marijuana

FLORIDA: Michael Minardi is on a mission to make recreational marijuana legal in Florida next year.

Asked how he would do that, considering that a ballot measure to legalize just medical marijuana didn’t pass in 2014, he says, “We’re going to use science, and we’re going to use stats.”

Minardi is a West Palm Beach attorney who in March won a landmark case that successfully used medical necessity as a defense for pot charges against his client. He has teamed with fellow attorney Bill Wohlsifer and marijuana activist Karen Goldstein to form the corporation Sensible Florida and an associated group, Regulate Florida. Together, they have developed a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would legalize and regulate recreational marijuana for adults.

 

Recreational Marijuana On 2016 Florida Ballot? Petition Needs 683,000 Signatures

FLORIDA: Regulate Florida, a political committee that wants to amend the Florida constitution to legalize and regulate adult use of marijuana for recreational use, has been given the go-ahead by the Department of State, Division of Elections to work on getting its initiative placed on the 2016 elections ballot.

This means that Florida voters could potentially be voting to legalize medical marijuana and to legalize marijuana for a recreational use for adults.

If voters were to approve it, then it would become legal in the state for those aged 21 or older to purchase and possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants within their own home after being approved for licensing.