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Mitch Perry Report for 12.10.15 – Recreational pot measure supporters back off 2016 ballot bid

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Wednesday night, organizers with the group Regulate Florida told supporters in a conference call that they’re ending their attempt to put a pro-legalization of marijuana on the ballot next year in Florida. FloridaPolitics.com was on that call, and posted the story soon after. In a statement sent shortly after that call was completed, Regulate Florida Chairman Michael Minardi wrote, “Due to time constraints, it has become obvious we will not be able to collect the needed number of verifiable petitions…

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Bid to legalize recreational marijuana will NOT make it on 2016 ballot in Florida

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Regulate Florida, the group aiming to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot in Florida in 2016 that would legalize recreational pot, is ending their campaign, admitting that they will not be able to get the more than 683,000 signatures needed to qualify for the ballot by next February. That news was related to supporters on Wednesday day night via a conference call by Michael Minardi, the Jupiter-based attorney and campaign manager for Regulate Florida. “The reality is showing us that we’re…

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Effort to legalize pot in Florida goes public Friday

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Along with an effort to legalize medical marijuana  that could be on the 2016 ballot in Florida next year, there could also be another constitutional amendment: This one calls for the outright legalization of marijuana in the Sunshine State. Organizers and supporters of the Sensible Florida PAC will hold a news conference in Fort Lauderdale on Friday morning to announce a petition drive for a proposed new amendment to the Florida Constitution that will permit adults to grow and use marijuana by directing…

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