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Florida Pot/Cannabis Legalization Petition Receives 50,000 Signatures

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According to figures published on the Florida Division of Elections website on Wednesday, nearly 50,000 legitimate petition signatures have been delivered to the state in an effort to enact a constitutional amendment that would legalize cannabis usage for recreational purposes.

49,692 valid signatures were collected for the initiative, which was promoted by the Smart & Safe Florida political committee.

People over the age of 21 would be able to “possess, purchase, or use cannabis goods and accessories for non-medical personal consumption by ingestion, smoking, or other ways” under the “Adult Personal Use of Marijuana” plan.

On the 2024 ballot, backers are trying to receive the proposal and approval. After 8 years, voters approved a measure permitting medical cannabis.

To receive the ballot, it’s mandatory for the political committees to submit 891,589 valid and legal signatures. And would also receive approval from Florida supreme court for the proposed wording.

The state’s biggest medical cannabis company- Trulieve, has already spent over $10 million on the initiative, based on records.