Recreational marijuana supporters fire back

  • Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Floridians to use recreational marijuana are firing back against legal objections raised by Attorney General Ashley Moody and the state House and Senate.
  • Lawyers for the political committee Make It Legal Florida filed a 51-page brief Monday urging the Florida Supreme Court to sign off on the proposed amendment.
  • The filing came two weeks after lawyers for Moody, the House and the Senate argued that the Supreme Court should reject the amendment, at least in part because it wouldn’t inform voters that marijuana remains illegal under federal law.
  • Make It Legal Florida, however, said in its brief that Moody, the House, the Senate and other opponents are raising ” policy-driven criticisms” that are not a basis for the Supreme Court to reject the proposed amendment.

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