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Recreational marijuana vote won’t make Florida ballot this year

Recreational marijuana use will not be on the 2020 Florida ballot
Recreational marijuana use will not be on the 2020 Florida ballot

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Those hoping to make recreational marijuana legal in Florida will not get a chance to vote on the matter this year.

Make It Legal Florida, the group looking to place the item on this year’s ballot as a constitutional amendment, called off its charge Monday and will focus on the issue for the 2022 vote.

According to an official with Make It Legal Florida, over 700,000 people had signed the ballot initiative.

Nick Hansen, the chairman of the group, says the move to 2022 was due to the short amount of time to submit and verify the signatures on the ballot initiative. The signatures gathered will remain valid for two more years.

The Sun-Sentinel was first to report the move to delay until 2022.