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Will Florida legalize adult recreational marijuana use?

On Behalf of | Apr 17, 2021 | Marijuana Crimes

It’s no surprise to anyone that more and more states are starting to legalize the use of marijuana. Many states have started with allowing medical use and have further decided to allow recreational use. Florida is next to face the decision to determine whether or not to legalize marijuana.

Top reasons to do so

Many Florida state lawmakers have shown support for the new bills that would legalize marijuana for both medical and adult recreational use. They believe that this legalization would benefit the state in many different ways. One of the most important benefits is that it would provide a new industry that could strengthen the Florida economy. Second, it can be a new source of revenue for the state itself. Finally, it will allow police officers to focus on more severe crimes instead of putting effort towards more minor marijuana crimes.

The specifics of the new bills

If legalization does occur, there will be certain restrictions under these new bills for how it is used. One example of a restriction is that adults would only be able to purchase a maximum of 2.5 ounces of cannabis or a product with up to 2 grams of THC. These bills would still make it illegal to smoke marijuana in public areas. The restrictions would also include that purchasers must be 21 years of age or older to obtain or to use marijuana without a medical marijuana card.

Florida is the next state to decide whether or not marijuana is going to be legalized for recreational use. As with many other states, lawmakers are trying to produce legislation that allows for more revenue and a stronger economy. However, they intend to maintain various restrictions regarding the use of marijuana to ensure the overall safety of the public.