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