It just seems like no matter how hard Floridians try to legalize marijuana they just keep getting
shut down. On Nov, 4th 2014, a ballot initiative that would have amended the Florida Constitution to
allow for medical marijuana just narrowly missed the 60% needed to pass in Florida by 2%. Activist’s
hopes were high that the legislature would have respond to the 58% vote from Florida’s population and
try to give the people they represent what they want. However, any attempts to pass legislation were
Now we see many Floridian counties and cities passing local ordinances to decriminalize
possession of cannabis. Starting with Miami-Dade County decriminalizing and most recently St
Petersburg. This shows that no matter what hurdles the Florida Legislature will put in front of Floridians
the Florida population will not allow their freedom to be denied. Floridians have shown that they want
legalized marijuana and they will do everything in their power to get it.
Read More on Florida’s Attempts to Decriminalize Marijuana Here
Carlos Jose Angel Hermida, M.B.A.
Deputy Director, Central Florida NORML