Florida Marijuana Activists Pivot To 2024 For Legalization Ballot Initiative

Florida Marijuana Activists Pivot To 2024 For Legalization Ballot Initiative

Activists have officially turned their attention to putting #adult-use legalization on the state’s 2024 ballot, rather than 2022 as previously planned.

Florida marijuana faced several significant hurdles as they worked to qualify the reform initiative for this year’s ballot. That includes the state Supreme Court rejecting the language of an earlier version, forcing the campaign to go back and rewrite the petitions.

While the group filed a revised version in September and hustled to collect the required signatures, it wasn’t enough.

“When we began this attempt at Florida marijuana Legalization and home cultivation, we told you that time was short,” the campaign said in an email blast to supporters on Tuesday. “It appears that time has run out for this election cycle, but we have momentum and we have laid the groundwork for a successful campaign for

2024,”

That campaign will start on February 2, Regulate Florida said. Activists will then have two years to first gather 222,898 valid signatures to prompt a judicial and fiscal impact review, and then they will need a total of 891,589 signatures to make the ballot.

Southern California raids target illegal marijuana grows

Jan. 5, 2022 Updated: Jan. 5, 2022 1:59 p.m.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department says a week of raids has eliminated 93 illegal marijuana greenhouses and resulted in arrests of 15 people. The department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team and patrol deputies seized nearly 8,000 marijuana plants, more than 4,500 pounds of processed marijuana, a gun and more than $212,000 in cash between Dec. 27 and Jan. 2. Search warrants were served at 18 locations in Lucerne Valley, San Gabriel, Wonder Valley, El Mirage, Twenty-nine Palms and Adelanto.