Advocates are pushing for legalization of marijuana on the 2016 ballot. The Florida Cannabis Act would regulate marijuana the same as alcohol is regulated.

Recreational marijuana advocates are pushing for an initiative on the 2016 ballot that would grant Florida residents the right to vote on legalizing pot.

The Florida Cannabis Act would allow anyone 21 and older to purchase and possess up to one ounce of marijuana. Adults could also grow up to six cannabis plants in their homes.

After Florida division of elections gave authorization, the organizations “Sensible Florida” and “Regulate Florida” began collecting signatures for a proposed amendment.

Attorney Michael Minardi who is behind the team vying for signatures, told New York Times: 

“It doesn’t allow for driving while on cannabis; it limits the age to 21 -- much like the way alcohol is sold and regulated. Whenever any kind of product is regulated, it makes sure people are getting a safe product.”

Previous efforts in Florida did not pan out well. Voters struck down a medical marijuana initiative in 2014— amendment drew support from 57 percent of voters, but needed 60 percent to pass.

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