Boiling the oceans to get on the November 2020 vote, over 57,000 petition signatures have been submitted to the state Division of Elections by a political group supporting a proposed constitutional modification to make recreational marijuana legal, as showed by records. “Make It Legal Florida,” the group was registered in August with the state and as of September 30, had spent over $1 Million as it collects petition signatures.
If given a green signal by the voters, the proposed modification would enable adults 21 or above to “use, transport, buy, display, and possess, up to 2.5 Ounces of marijuana accessories and marijuana for personal use for any cause.” As of November 13, 57,045 legitimate signatures has been presented to the state Division of Elections by the group. The group requires submitting 76,632 signatures to set off a Florida Supreme Court evaluation of the projected ballot wording.
In the end, by February deadline, it would need to require 766,200 signatures to manage the 2020 ballot. Sensible Florida, Inc., another group that was established in 2015, is also supporting a proposed constitutional modification that would make recreational marijuana lawful. As of November 13, 92,548 signatures were submitted by that committee. Nevertheless, the Make It Legal Florida group has the support of at least 2 medical-marijuana firms that gushed money in August and September into its initiative.
On the other end, the New Lenox village board, following numerous gatherings and months of dialogue, has banned the recreational cannabis’ sale in its village borders. The committee voted 5–2 to ban the retailing, with Mayor Tim Baldermann and trustees Douglas Finnegan, David Butterfield, David Smith, & Annette Bowden voting to ban and trustees Keith Madsen & Jasen Howard voting against the ban. Thirty individuals signed up to converse at the gathering, with numerous inhabitants speaking against and for the recreational marijuana sale. New Lenox joins numerous Will County communities that have banned recreational cannabis sales as well, comprising Mokena, Lockport, and Frankfort.