Florida Supreme Court rules to let marijuana legalization amendment on 2024 ballot

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Supreme Court ruled on Monday to allow a marijuana legalization amendment on the 2024 ballot.

The amendment would allow for adults 21 years or older to possess, purchase or use marijuana products and marijuana accessories for non-medical, personal consumption.

The initiative was put forth by Smart and Safe Florida.

Currently, Florida allows medical marijuana for adult usage. According to the Medical Marijuana Program, Florida had over 830,000 residents on the program, as of July 2023.

In a press release my Smart Approaches to Marijuana, an organization seeking to combat “big marijuana,” argued that following the decision, it is time to “unite” to combat the “predatory industry” form “abusing” the state.

“Election year politics in Florida are about to get a potent dose of pot pushing by Big Marijuana,” said Dr. Kevin Sabet, the president of the organization and former advisor to Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

“This campaign to inject more dangerous drugs into Florida’s communities will allow Big Marijuana to spend millions on misinformation and drive voters for the benefit of industry backers,” he said.

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