Florida Supreme Court to Issue Cannabis Ballot Ruling Today

The Florida Supreme Court will issue a ruling today to determine whether the state’s adult-use cannabis legalization amendment will be allowed to go to voters this November.

Full story after the jump.

The Florida Supreme Court will announce this afternoon its ruling on whether or not the state’s adult-use cannabis legalization amendment will be allowed to appear on November ballots, ClickOrlando reports.

The court has until April 1 to decide on the issue after Attorney General Ashley Moody challenged the amendment’s ballot language last year. The court issued a statement last week stating it will release its “out-of-calendar” opinions at 4:00 pm on Monday, according to the report.

The following ballot summary language has been under review for months by the Florida Supreme Court:

“Allows adults 21 years or older to possess, purchase, or use marijuana products and marijuana accessories for non-medical personal consumption by smoking, ingestion, or otherwise; allows Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers, and other state licensed entities, to acquire, cultivate, process, manufacture, sell, and distribute such products and accessories. Applies to Florida law; does not change, or immunize violations of, federal law. Establishes possession limits for personal use. Allows consistent legislation. Defines terms.”

The court did not indicate how it may rule but Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said in January that he believes the court will allow the cannabis legalization issue to be decided by voters.

In addition to the cannabis issue, the court will also be deciding on an amendment seeking to enshrine the right to have abortions.

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