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Florida recreational marijuana backers seek more time for petition signatures

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Arguing that a new law violates constitutional rights, supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking more time to submit petition signatures to get on the November ballot. The political committee Make It Legal Florida filed the lawsuit in Leon County circuit court targeting the […]

Proposed amendment to legalize recreational marijuana a step closer to 2020 ballot

Make it Legal Florida on Wednesday announced their effort to provide regulated access to recreational marijuana to adults 21 and older has officially reached the required 76,632 signatures to achieve a judicial review of their constitutional amendment language. The Make it Legal Florida ballot initiative had gathered a total of nearly 390,000 signatures as of […]

Legalize marijuana petition a step closer to making Florida’s 2020 ballot

A second major initiative to legalize recreational marijuana has reached the threshold for review by the Florida Supreme Court. Make It Legal Florida, the group backed by some of the state’s biggest medical marijuana companies, has officially collected more than 77,000 verified signatures. That’s enough to trigger a review of its language by the court […]

SIGNATURES PILING UP FOR POT INITIATIVE

Racing to try to get on the November 2020 ballot, a political committee backing a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana had submitted more than 57,000 petition signatures to the state Division of Elections as of Wednesday, records show. The committee Make It Legal Florida registered with the state in August and had spent […]

2nd medical marijuana dispensary opens on Duval

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Advocates of Taxing Marijuana Push Ahead in Florida, Pennsylvania

Florida petition needs over 750,000 signatures to land on Nov. 2020 ballot Pennsylvania lawmaker is certain marijuana law will land on governor’s desk Proposals to legalize recreational marijuana are gaining speed in two of the nation’s most populated states, and there’s potentially hundreds of millions in tax revenue on the line. Lawmakers and lobbyists in […]

Supporters have high hopes for recreational marijuana in Florida as petition drive kicks off

A new petition drive to legalize recreational marijuana has gathered 100,000 signatures in its first 20 days, giving supporters high hopes that Florida could be on its way to joining other states in ending the prohibition of cannabis. The goal is to put the legalization question before Florida voters in next year’s election, said Nick […]

In first 30 days, adult-use pot proposal rakes in $1 million from FL industry backers

A three-week-old recreational marijuana drive backed by the marijuana industry has raised more than six times the amount of money collected by a longstanding grassroots effort to legalize the drug for adult use. The Make it Legal Florida proposal is chaired by Nick Hansen, a lobbyist for a California-based medical marijuana chain, MedMen, and former […]