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Supporters Have High Hopes For Recreational Marijuana In Florida As Petition Drive Kicks Off

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David Zalubowski
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AP
Efforts to legalize recreational pot are sprouting in Florida.

A new petition drive to legalize recreational marijuana has gathered 100,000 signatures in its first 20 days, giving supporters high hopes that Florida could be on its way to joining other states in ending the prohibition of cannabis.

The goal is to put the legalization question before Florida voters in next year’s election, said Nick Hansen, chairman of Make It Legal Florida, the group circulating the petition.

“The response has been absolutely tremendous,” said Hansen, who has worked in politics for more than a decade. “I have never seen this level of interest from this number of voters across the state this quickly.”

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.