Florida NORML activist explains how legalizing recreational pot could get on 2022 ballot

Florida NORML activist explains how legalizing recreational pot could get on 2022 ballot

A new survey shows a majority of Floridians are in support of it, but organizations are still concerned it may not make the ballot in 2022. It’s been nearly a decade since Colorado and Washington become the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Now, it’s legal in 18 states, including the District of Columbia and Guam. Many hope the Sunshine State is next.

“This is not a partisan issue. Across the political spectrum there is a majority of support,” Suncoast NORML Chapter Executive Director Chris Cano said.

A recent survey by Public Policy Polling, shows 59% of Floridians support legalizing recreational marijuana compared to 31% of people who oppose it. Despite the majority of support, Cano says getting an initiative on the ballot hasn’t been easy.

“Why is there this disconnect between public policy and what people want and it really does boil down to the other forces at work that our representative government have at play,” Cano said.

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  1. Isaiah Ferrer on June 5, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Drugs are a negative connotation it’s not fairytale and it’s not fun games in reality you really die

  2. MrKingArthurhk on June 5, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Legalize everything.

  3. YA Aragon on June 5, 2022 at 1:04 am

    How many people dont apply for jobs that the law sees this medicine as a negative or reason for not getting hired. This is a medicine that helps many people with anxiety, not allowing most responsible participates to participate in society.

  4. Teo DripZz420 on June 5, 2022 at 1:06 am

    hope this doesn’t happen medical = no tax

  5. Luz T on June 5, 2022 at 1:09 am

    People don’t think about the future of youth and children, yes who the survey

  6. Steven Elam on June 5, 2022 at 1:13 am

    The only reason you’re not doing it is because doctors are making $100 a person plus the places they’re making money on you coming in there to buy this stuff for over inflated prices for not even regular halves and ounces you can’t buy it’s all political at one point it was illegal to sell the stuff now it’s damn near legal and they still want to have their hands in it as long as local government and big governments got their hands on everything and everyone you’re never going to get anything done they’re all a bunch of cheats and rotten eggs if you ask me all of them are on the take just about all of them I don’t think all the senators and governors are only take but there’s quite a few on the take

  7. FIRST NAME: ERIC LAST NAME: CARTMAN on June 5, 2022 at 1:19 am

    We are not bound to policy but only law the ones bond to policy are the workers only

  8. Hezekiah Blackwell on June 5, 2022 at 1:22 am

    We need to put it on the ballot in Indiana

  9. Sunil Shaw on June 5, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Florida Supreme Court doesn’t know how to serve the people. I hope their building is demolished and a new Happy Hippie order is restored. I hate old fake cranky people not allowing me to be relaxed. I hate them so much.

  10. K B on June 5, 2022 at 1:25 am

    Florida is greedy is why , they want you to buy low thc cannabis so you still get sick , but your just as broke.

  11. Kurrkyy on June 5, 2022 at 1:30 am

    Every plug in Florida 😮‍💨

  12. POP of the Mornin To Ya on June 5, 2022 at 1:34 am

    About time

  13. Jimmy Wadsworth on June 5, 2022 at 1:35 am

    Elections have consequences it’s simple just hold these politicians feet to the fire I just go there ass is out of office

  14. Rod Boone on June 5, 2022 at 1:39 am

    After almost 75 years of the enforcement of lies by politicians and police they really should understand they have ruined thousands of peoples lives over a plant. Or maybe they do know and have known all along and just don’t care. Which one do you think it is?

  15. OLD NAM VETERAN on June 5, 2022 at 1:39 am

    When I was in Vietnam in 1967 thru 1968 I smoked more weed than Tommy Chong. Heck I am now 73 years old and it didn’t kill me or make me kill anyone other than the enemy.
    I quit smoking MJ in 1977 because I got married and she (My Wife) didn’t like it. In fact I put a couple of seeds in her flower bed. When see seen them she thought they were weeds. So I thought then, if I am going to be a pot head I am going to have a rough life. So I quit… TRUE STORY

  16. Bj Mccoy on June 5, 2022 at 1:40 am

    Come on sc. Quit prescibing us presciptions. And legalize it. I suffer from skitsafrinia.

  17. Jon Von on June 5, 2022 at 1:40 am

    The police department uses marijuana smell as probable cause to search people’s cars and they don’t want that power removed. It’s all about power nothing more.

  18. FIRST NAME: ERIC LAST NAME: CARTMAN on June 5, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Let’s go Florida I’m for yall getting it passed

  19. FIRST NAME: ERIC LAST NAME: CARTMAN on June 5, 2022 at 1:42 am

    If bi77 gets legalized Mississippi can grow 99 plants per a house

  20. Lisa on June 5, 2022 at 1:46 am

    Let us potheads smoke we do no harm to anyone! I get up everyday and go to work,take care of my family and my home and never been in trouble ever !

  21. Psalm40 on June 5, 2022 at 1:46 am

    Imagine the savings for Americans, not paying for all the bolony men and women go through in the courts and prison systems!
    Open up the prisons and let those go that have lost their lives to these riduculous laws!
    Start giving drunk drivers stiffer laws to face, our system is bass ackwards!!

  22. Coverage Awareness Studio on June 5, 2022 at 1:47 am

    Legalizing Marijuana in Florida might turn the state blue…

  23. Sunil Shaw on June 5, 2022 at 1:48 am

    Florida Governor and Supreme Court wants teens and adults to do pills, tobacco, and chug 40% henessey. But I can’t buy a $100 blunt without a K9 Cop on my tail 🙃 I better not hear about a single Florida school having a budget cut.

  24. Airborne Jay on June 5, 2022 at 1:51 am

    everybody already doing it and the police dont even care lol

  25. Tom Zart on June 5, 2022 at 1:51 am

    POT FARMER SONG 2022 $$
    I got out my pipe stuffed it with pot
    You better believe it held a whole lot.
    I whipped out a lighter thumbed up a flame
    Sucked down that smoke which comforts my brain.

    I tried alcohol smoked cigarettes
    They did nothing but give me regrets.
    My mom had arthritis could not walk around
    I rolled her a joint she danced on the ground.

    I thought I was losing my lovemaking knack
    After I smoked some to me it came back.
    Soon I decided prices were high
    I searched for some ground I wouldn’t have to buy.

    I bargained for seeds from smokers all around
    Got in my truck and drove out of town.
    I walked through the woods where wild birds nest
    Found me the meadow I thought was the best.

    I dug up the ground sowed all my seeds
    Said a small prayer for strong, healthy weeds.
    I watered at night with a five-gallon pail
    Mosquitoes went hungry for I wore a veil.

    Seven months went by; I thought I would die
    Till the Halloween moon was high in the sky.
    At night I went out, in a camouflage suit
    Used my corn knife to chop down the loot.

    I hung it up to dry where it couldn’t be found.
    Came back and got it, when it had turned brown.
    I trimmed off the buds, stuffed them in bags
    Called all my friends and passed out free drags.

    In less than a week my crop was gone
    I flew to St. Thomas with a love hungry blonde!!

    By Kansas City Poet Tom Zart
    Google = Most Published Poet On The Web
    Tom’s 1,650 Poems Are Free To Share!
    Google = George Bush Tom Zart

  26. K B on June 5, 2022 at 1:52 am

    We just want the right to grow , shops can be a thing , but not needed.

    Lets stop the black market and greedy business people with a single law.

    10-20 plants at home by anyone.

  27. Tha DiZZo on June 5, 2022 at 1:53 am

    Why can’t I grow?

  28. Sunil Shaw on June 5, 2022 at 1:54 am

    PLEASEEEEEEEE! Every other state is making billions. Our state budget cut af

  29. skillz321407 on June 5, 2022 at 2:00 am

    Unbelievable Florida is not the 1st on the list. I cant. 🤦🏿‍♀️