According to the Florida Division of Elections website, nearly 150,000 valid petition signatures have been submitted to the state as part of an attempt to legalize the recreational use of Marijuana. As of Tuesday night, the initiative had received 148,418 signatures, up from 49,692 at the end of November.
To make it into the ballot in 2024, the initiative’s driving political group, Safe & Smart Florida, will need to collect 891,589 signatures. To have the Florida Supreme Court evaluate the proposed ballot language, it would also need to submit 222,898 signatures.
Proposed under the heading “Adult Personal Use of Marijuana,” this legislation would make it legal for anyone over the age of 21 to “possess, purchase, or use marijuana goods and marijuana accessories for non-medical personal consumption by smoking, ingestion, or otherwise.”
Trulieve, the largest medical-marijuana company in the state, has donated $15 million to the project. Medical Marijuana was generally legalized in Florida after a constitutional amendment was approved by voters in 2016.