Recreational marijuana legalization will not be on the 2020 Florida ballot

click to enlarge Photo via Adobe Stock Pointing to a “narrow timeframe” for meeting petition-signature requirements, backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to allow recreational marijuana use in Florida said Monday the measure will not go on the November ballot.

The political committee Make It Legal Florida had been hurrying to try to meet a requirement to submit 766,200 valid petition signatures to the state by a Feb. 1 deadline —- and went to court to try to get more time.

But in a statement Monday, Nick Hansen, chairman of the committee, said supporters will try to put the issue on the 2022 ballot. That includes continuing with an effort to get Florida Supreme Court approval of the proposed ballot wording.

“The narrow timeframe to submit and verify those signatures has prompted our committee to shift focus to now gain ballot access in 2022,” Hansen said in the statement. “We’re looking forward to Supreme Court review of our efforts and working in collaboration with state leaders to ensure the supermajority of Floridians’ voices are heard.”

The state must receive at least 766,200 valid petition signatures by the Feb. 1 deadline for proposed constitutional amendments to go on the November ballot. But

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