Group Seeking New Recreational Marijuana Amendment in Florida
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law
There is a new effort to legalize the use of marijuana for in Florida and not just for medical purposes. Two advocate groups, The Florida Cannabis Action Network and Floridians For Freedom, are pushing for a new recreational marijuana amendment for adults in Florida. Petitions will soon hit the streets for a proposed constitutional amendment that would completely legalize use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by Florida adults.
Getting on the 2016 Ballot.The advocate group stated that it had received state approval to begin seeking signatures which would get their measure on the ballot in November 2016. This measure is seperate from a previous amendment led by Orlando Lawyer John Morgan, who wanted to legalize marijuana for medical purposes only. Floridians For Freedom will have to gather more than 67,000 valid signatures to get the effort to the next phase which is Florida Supreme Court review. Then the group will have to gather an additional 600,000 valid signatures to get it qualified for the ballot next fall. To visit their website, click here.
"Ending Prohibition" of Marijuana.According to Jodi James, chair of Floridians For Freedom and executive director of the Florida Cannabis Action Network, the commercial aspects of marijuana would be controlled by rules and regulations set by the Florida Legislature and Department of Commerce. "We want it to be legal. We want it to be regulated. We want it controlled. We want people to have safe access," James said. The Florida Cannabis Action Network currently has 20,000 members that it will call on to help collect valid signatures. Click here to visit their website.
Source:Powers, Scott. "Group to push amendment that would completely legalize marijuana." Orlando Sentinel. (September 2, 2015). Print.
About the Author: George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law. He is the President and Managing Partner of The Health Law Firm, which has a national practice. Its main office is in the Orlando, Florida, area. www.TheHealthLawFirm.com The Health Law Firm, 1101 Douglas Ave., Altamonte Springs, FL 32714, Phone: (407) 331-6620.
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