Two Florida Lawmakers Propose to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in the State
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Two Florida Lawmakers Propose to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in the State

The proposal would allow people 21 and older to purchase and use limited amounts of marijuana in their homes or other private places.

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Two Florida lawmakers have filed bills related to legalizing and taxing recreational marijuana in the state.

House Bill 1117 is sponsored by Miami Beach Rep. Michael Grieco (Democrat) and Orlando Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (Democrat). Grieco also proposed House Bill 1119, which would impose an excise tax on recreational marijuana.

The bill regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana would allow people 21 and older to purchase and use limited amounts of marijuana in their homes or other private places. Adults 21 and up would be able to purchase no more than 2.5 ounces of the drug at a time. If someone were to smoke the drug in public, they would face a $100 penalty, according to the bill.

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