The Smart and Safe Florida cannabis advocacy group has hired a signature gathering firm for more than $1 million in its effort to put a cannabis legalization constitutional amendment on the state’s 2024 election ballots.
The group plans to use the funds to hire professional signature gatherers to collect the required number of signatures to get the measure on the ballot. If passed, the amendment would legalize recreational cannabis use for adults over 21 years old. It would also create a system of regulation and taxation for cannabis businesses.
The Smart and Safe Florida campaign is hoping to get nearly 900,000 signatures in order to get a cannabis legalization question on the ballots for the 2024 presidential election. They have paid a signature-gathering firm more than $1 million for their efforts. This campaign is aimed at giving voters the opportunity to make the decision on this issue.
The medical cannabis company Trulieve has contributed $5 million to a campaign.
A March survey on the reforms by Public Policy Polling shows a majority of Floridians support adult-use legalization. The poll of more than 500 Florida voters found 59% approved of legalization, 31% were opposed, and 10% were unsure.