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Sponsor Denies AG Moody's Claim That 2020 Recreational Marijauna Petition Can't Fit On Ballot

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody listens to the proceedings during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet Tuesday June 4, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody listens to the proceedings during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet Tuesday June 4, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody listens to the proceedings during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet Tuesday June 4, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla.
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Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody listens to the proceedings during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet Tuesday June 4, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Attorney General Ashley Moody is challenging a proposed 2020 amendment that would legalize marijuana for adults over the age of 21.

The initiative by Sensible Florida would regulate marijuana in a similar way to alcohol. The ten-page long petition explains exactly how those regulations will be set up. But Attorney General Ashley Moody says, "there is no way 10 pages of the law can be summarized clearly in 75 words or less."

“Absolutely it does," says Michael Minardi the chairperson for the group. "The reason realistically for the length of it is because we do establish some regulations in it. And the ballot summary says we establish regulations for the licensing and sale of cannabis marijuana for adults 21 and plus.”

The petition also let’s adults grow up to six cannabis plants.

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Blaise Gainey is a Multimedia Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.