While there are still a number of big hurdles to clear before recreational weed becomes legal in Florida, that possibility is looking more and more likely.
Currently, there are three proposals calling for legalization.
One of them, being proposed by Make it Legal Florida, has just hit its first big milestone. Now, the proposal must clear judicial and financial reviews. Following that, there are a couple final steps before the ballot.
But if the group meets all of these requirements, the proposal would finally make it in front of voters in 2020.
Make it Legal Florida’s Proposal Gets Enough Preliminary Signatures
This week, Make it Legal Florida said it has gathered enough signatures for its proposal to advance to the next stage.
Under Florida laws, an initiative must get at least 76,632 verified signatures before it can move on to the ballot. Currently, Make it Legal Florida said its legalization initiative has received more than 313,000 signatures.
Importantly, these signatures are not verified. But the group is already in the process of getting them verified. That process must be completed by the state and can take up to 30 days to complete.
In any case, the advocacy group’s proposal is