Floridians were expecting to be able to vote on recreational marijuana legalization this November, but the campaign did not receive the number of signatures required to make it onto the ballot.
The next opportunity is expected to be in the 2022 election, WPTV 5 News reported.
Florida requires 766,200 valid voter signatures for measures to make ballots. The Make It Legal campaign says it had over 700,000 but could not validate them all by the deadline to file the petition, which was Feb. 1.
Attorney Peter Porcaro said, “They got close with the signature count, it’s been difficult for them to validate that in time for the election. It’s just a matter of time that this continues to spread. There’s going to be several more states that pass it this year, and whether it’s in two years or four years, it’s certainly going to happen.”