Bill Proposed to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Florida

Legal adult use of recreational marijuana could be on the way in Florida, with no prescription necessary.

Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith, D-Orlando, co-sponsored legislation (HB1117) to recreational marijuana in the Sunshine State along with Rep. Michael Grieco, D-Miami Beach.

Under the bill filed this week, adults over 21 years of age could possess, use, grow up to 6 plants and transport up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana. It also outlines taxation on the plant.

Florida voters approved the use of medical marijuana in 2016, but lawmakers banned smokable pot when they enacted a law to implement it.

The regular session in Tallahassee starts March 5th.


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