Legislation to Remove Cannabis from Controlled Substances List Filed in Florida Legislature

floridaFlorida State Representative Michelle Rehwinke Vasilinda (D-Tallahassee) has filed legislation in the Florida Legislature to legalize the possession, use and distribution of recreational cannabis by removing it from the state’s list of controlled substances.

The filing of the proposal comes a month after the group Regulate Florida received approval from the state to begin collecting signatures on their initiative to legalize cannabis, which they’re hoping to put to a vote during the 2016 general election.

“We have a lot of people in prison for drug charges and non-violent charges, and I think it’s the wrong way to go about controlling drugs,” says Rehwinkle Vasilinda.

The measure – House Bill 4021 – has yet to be assigned to a committee.

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    • haven jollie on October 23, 2015 at 9:47 am
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    it should haven legalized a long time ago, the only reason they are doing it now is because they have found a way to tax it.

    • scott on September 30, 2015 at 1:19 pm
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    this needs to be done in the Federal congress remove it off of schedule drug list.

    • Janice on September 30, 2015 at 8:41 am
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    I think it should be legalized, especially for chronic pain and cancer patients!!!

      • Rebecca on October 5, 2015 at 8:50 am
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      AGREE 100%! Cancer patients could benefit from cannabis!

    • Levi Baker on September 29, 2015 at 7:11 pm
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    Publish it hi really dont care

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