Florida Advocates Begin Collecting Signatures on Initiative to Legalize Cannabis
Advocates of a Florida initiative to legalize the possession, personal cultivation and distribution of cannabis by reclassifying it as a dietary supplement have begun collecting signatures with the goal of putting the measure to a vote next year.
The Cannabis as a Dietary Supplement for Personal and Medical Use; Funding for Teacher Salaries Act, put forth by the Florida Organization of Reform, would allow those 21 and older to possess up to three ounces of cannabis, and cultivate up to ten cannabis plants. Cannabis retail outlets would also be allowed, with the Department of Business handling licensing, and with a majority if the taxes going to fund teacher salaries.
Proponents of the initiative must now collect 683,000 valid signatures – meaning they’re from registered Florida voters – to put the proposal to a vote during the November, 2016 presidential election.