A Florida lawyer is suing after a Miami-area woman’s ballot was missing one of the election’s highly debated issues, a shot to legalize medical pot.
Petitions are hitting the streets soon for a new proposed constitutional amendment that would fully legalize marijuana use, possession and cultivation by adults in Florida.
A political action committee called Floridians For Freedom, associated with a longtime marijuana advocacy group called the Florida Cannabis Action Network, announced Tuesday it has gotten state approval to begin seeking signatures to get their measure on the November, 2016, ballot.
West Palm Beach commissioners will consider changing the penalty for marijuana possession Monday evening.
Currently, anyone caught with 20 grams or less can be charged with a misdemeanor. The proposed ordinance that’s up for discussion would change the punishment to a civil penalty.
Palm Beach County is considering making possession of a small amount of marijuana a civil infraction — the equivalent of a traffic ticket — rather than a criminal offense.