Florida Marijuana Legalization Campaign Shifts Focus To 2022 Instead Of This Year

Florida Marijuana Legalization Campaign Shifts Focus To 2022 Instead Of This Year

Florida activists announced on Monday that due to restrictive ballot qualification policies in the state, they have decided to pursue a marijuana legalization initiative in 2022, rather than this year as initially planned. While the campaign Make It Legal Florida said it has already submitted more than 700,000 signatures for their legalization petition, the narrow timeline to get those signatures verified ahead of next month’s deadline will make it impossible for the measure to qualify. “With the support of over 67 percent of Florida voters, Make it Legal Florida is proud to have gathered more than 700,000 signed petitions in the effort to bring adult-use cannabis to the Sunshine State,” Nick Hansen, the group’s chairman, said in a press release, referring to polling data. “The narrow timeframe to submit and verify those signatures has prompted our committee to shift focus to now gain ballot access in 2022.” As a midterm year, voter turnout in 2022 is expected to be lower than it would be for this year’s presidential election cycle. Low turnout seemed to be a factor in Florida voters’ narrow rejection of a medical cannabis initiative in 2014. Voters later approved the reform proposal during the 2016 presidential election.…

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