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Some residents say that marijuana in Florida is widely used but others state that it’s illegal. These contradicting statements can leave a crowd confused and asking ‘is marijuana legal in Florida?’ To clear things out, medical marijuana has recently been legalized in Florida but the same cannot be said for recreational weed. In 2017, over 71% of Florida voters agreed that marijuana should legally be used to treat serious relevant illnesses; at 71% Florida earned the highest margin of support among all the states that also legalized marijuana.

Marijuana in Florida

Taking into account the sheer amount of backing by the public, many groups are finding ways to legalize adult recreational consumption and cultivation of marijuana; they hope that the prohibition against recreational marijuana will be lifted in 2018.

The newly implemented law that legalized marijuana for medical usage allows patients with certain illnesses and conditions to legally obtain the drug; these conditions include ‘debilitating illnesses’ like multiple sclerosis, HIV, PTSD and cancer. Former state laws enable the usage for patients, that doctors deem to suffer from medical conditions or terminal illnesses, since they might benefit from non-euphoric strain drugs. One of the latest polls, specifically the one conducted by Quinnipiac University discovered that around 56% of voters in Florida supported the use of weed for recreational purposes. Others even showed results as high as 60%.

In the proposed amendment, the government will allow sale of up to an ounce of weed to adults as long as they are aged 21 and over. They will also be allowed to grow a maximum of 6 flowering plants; that’s 6 per household and they need to be grown and tended within locked indoor greenhouse. Residents are allowed to grow the plants but for the purpose of using it themselves; selling them for profit is illegal.