Florida recreational marijuana would be legal under new bill

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A Central Florida lawmaker has introduced legislation aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana in Florida.Orlando Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith and Pinellas County Sen. Jeff Brandes this week introduced HB 343 and SB 710 which would legalize recreational marijuana in Florida.The bills would “establish a robust and free-market regulatory approach to the governance of cultivation, processing, and retail sales of both medical and adult-use marijuana.”The legislation would allow people 21 and older to purchase and use limited amounts of marijuana without a medical marijuana card. Both lawmakers have introduced similar legislation in the past. The bill would allow adults to purchase 2.5 ounces of cannabis or a product with up to 2 grams of THC.Smoking marijuana in public would remain illegal. “The need to end…

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