Budding Support for Marijuana Legalization May Lead to Contentious Fight

Efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in Florida got a big boost this week from Orlando attorney John Morgan. He’s credited with helping to legalize medical marijuana by advocating for Amendment 2 in 2016. 

Morgan backs the inclusion of a question about the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state’s 2020 ballot. The proposed initiative would require nearly 800,000 signatures of registered voters and a review by Florida’s Supreme Court to make it to the voters. The proposed amendment would require 60 percent of  approval to become law.

A Quinnipiac University poll taken earlier this summer shows increased support for legalizing marijuana. 61% of those questioned were in favor  of legalization in their community, while 34% were not. But changing the law may not be a slam dunk. 

 

Florida Representative Shevrin Jones (D-West Park) introduced a bill this week to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. His proposal (HB 25), seeks

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