Florida THC Caps Proposal Fails Ahead of Likely Legalization Vote

Florida lawmakers’ attempt to impose THC limits on potential future adult-use cannabis sales has failed, leaving potency regulations unchanged as the state approaches a November ballot initiative on legalization.

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Florida lawmakers’ bid to install potency limits on the future sale of adult-use cannabis products has failed, according to a Florida Politics report.

Cannabis products remain prohibited in Florida outside of the state’s medical cannabis program but lawmakers were still considering installing THC caps ahead of a possible ballot initiative this November that seeks to legalize adult-use cannabis. The measure sought to cap cannabis flower products at 30% THC, cannabis concentrates and extracts at 60%, and cannabis edibles at 10 milligrams of THC per serving and 200 milligrams per package.

The proposal was advanced from the state’s House Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee earlier this month and was supported in the House but its Senate companion bill did not make it onto Senate Fiscal Policy Committee’s schedule. That committee met for the final time this session on Tuesday, effectively killing the bill — confirmed by House sponsor Rep. Ralph Massullo (R) — the report said.

Meanwhile, the Florida Supreme Court seems likely to allow the state’s cannabis ballot question to proceed despite protests from Attorney General Ashley Moody, who argued the initiative violates the state’s single-subject rule on ballot questions. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) recently said that he expected the Supreme Court to allow the legalization question to appear before voters.

A December poll found that about 67% of Florida voters say they plan to vote ‘yes’ on the proposed cannabis legalization ballot question.

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