Florida’s attorney general is again asking the state Supreme Court to keep a marijuana legalization initiative off the ballot.
About a week after the Smart & Safe Florida campaign said that they’ve collected enough raw signatures to qualify for the 2024 ballot, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) transmitted the measure to the court, with an opinion challenging its constitutionality.
Specifically, Moody is claiming that the initiative violates the state Constitution’s single subject rule, which requires ballot proposals to be narrowly focused on an individual issue. She made the same argument against a 2022 legalization measure, and the Supreme Court subsequently invalidated it.
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“In accordance with the provisions of Article IV, section 10, Florida Constitution, I respectfully request this Court’s opinion as to whether the proposed amendment ‘Adult Personal Use of Marijuana’ complies with the single-subject requirement of Article XI, section 3, Florida Constitution, and whether the ballot title and summary of the amendment complies with the substantive and technical requirements in section 101.161(1), Florida Statutes,” the attorney general’s new filing says.
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