Florida Supreme Court Axes Legal Weed Initiative

The Miami Herald reports:

A high-profile effort to legalize marijuana was all but killed by the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday. In a 5-2 decision, justices ruled a constitutional ballot initiative by Make it Legal Florida to be “misleading.”

The ruling came after Attorney General Ashley Moody asked for the Court to advise whether the potential constitutional initiative would be suitable for a future ballot.

Make It Legal’s proposal would have left it up to Florida voters to decide whether to allow Floridians older than 21 to possess and use up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana. The initiative’s sponsor had raised $8.2 million for the effort and had gathered more than 556,000 signatures out of the 891,589 needed for it to make the 2022 ballot.

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