It is was a rocky road to health-related marijuana, but a new push towards complete recreational legalization could place an initiative on the 2020 ballot — and it is seeking like there’s a lot of help.

For years, the possibility of legalizing recreational adult-use marijuana in Florida was small extra than an afterthought — but in not too long ago, momentum’s picked up. In 2016, Florida voters authorized an initiative that legalized health-related cannabis, only for state lawmakers to subsequently ban smokeable types till earlier this year. Now, legal recreational marijuana in Florida could be a reality as quickly as 2020.

One particular of the indicators of cannabis-connected alter subsequent year is the new political committee Make It Legal Florida, which registered with the state earlier this month. It is chaired by Nick Hansen, a longtime advisor to Republican State Sen. Jeff Brandes of St. Petersburg, who not too long ago took on the part of southeastern director of government affairs at MedMen, the California organization that is attempting to take the retail pot planet by storm. The organization at present has a shop in West Palm Beach and a delivery service in Orlando, and will quickly have a chain of places across the state (at least 11 added shops are “coming quickly,” accordin

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