Florida group trying to legalize adult-use cannabis sues over ballot process

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The group seeking to put an initiative on the 2020 ballot in Florida to legalize recreational marijuana, has sued the state in an effort to get more time to submit signatures.

The group, Make it Legal Florida, alleges in a 57-page complaint filed in Leon County Circuit Court that a controversial election law enacted in July is unconstitutional in the way it imposes restrictions on the ballot initiative process.

The group also argues the process essentially established a “stealth deadline” of Jan. 2, 2020, for submitting the 766,200 signatures required to place the initiative on the ballot.

– Jeff Smith