Cannabis legalization Bill which was an uproar in the market of Florida has been rejected recently. The bill introduced by Carlos Guillermo Smith was targeted for adult consumption for recreational purposes. It was aimed at building the cannabis retail market by establishing the customer base of adult individuals of the sunshine state. However, the recent termination by the courts turned out to be a giant footfall for the cannabis journey even before the beginning.
According to Smith, “The bill got no hearing, debate or vote.” He even complained against the callous attitude of the legislature.
Irrespective of the bill’s denial Smith states that he is going to take forward the appeal to the next level. The Bill has already created a lot of hype amongst several research-based industries. Various practitioners are looking forward to approval. He further added that cannabis legalization has found massive public support against the political will. According to a survey by the University of North Florida, about 62% of respondents are in favor of legalization. A lot of poll studies are conducted regularly in support of adult-use of cannabis as said by Smith.
On the contrary end, a new Republican bill will make it difficult for the voters to have their say on the changing patterns of rule. As defined under the proposed regulations the paid petitioners must be residents of Florida and also it must involve ballot initiatives which consist of a detailed report about their financial flows.
According to David Simmons new bill is going to prevent the out of state money transactions and this ballot process is an initiative to regulate the illegal activities that might run along in the name of legalization.
As per Smith, this seems to be a direct attack on Cannabis legal movement. He is openly presenting his dismay. He further added, “This rejection is going to be a major discouragement for a lot of activists. We are now hoping a positive outcome from the higher courts.”
The rejection of Cannabis legalization bill has created a buzz amongst the supporters in Florida and has bought a setback to various medical institutes as they just initiated the process of medical marijuana.