Florida Senator Files Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Use

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Sen. Dwight Bullard
Well, here's something you can fine under An Idea That Has ZERO Chance of Getting Passed but Is Totally a Great Idea Anyway: A Florida senator has filed a bill that would allow people to smoke weed for recreation.

Sen. Dwight Bullard (D-Miami) filed SB 1562, a bill that, if passed (Ha! Haaa!!) would allow Floridians who are 21 or older to possess up to 2.5 ounces of pot, in addition to allowing folks to cultivate up to six marijuana plants.

Sen. Dwight Bullard. Hero? Hero.

See also: Bill to Legalize "Charlotte's Web" Marijuana Filed by Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz

The bill specifically looks to treat pot like booze.

It would create provisions to recreational marijuana use, including the imposing of an excise tax on recreational weed, as well as keeping people under the age of 21 from buying weed (specifically, the bill prohibits kids from using a fake ID to buy weed, under this law).

Meaning, under Bullard's law, pot would be bought and sold like beer and alcohol. And smoking weed would be the same thing as drinking a beer.

There would be regulations and taxation, which makes a crapload of sense on paper.

So much sense, in fact, that this bill is pretty much going to die before it even gets a chance.

It took a lot of blood, sweat, and tears just to get people a chance to vote for medical marijuana. No way this thing gets by the Republican-dominated Legislature.

For the moment, we're just going to have to accept that we can at least vote on medical weed in November, while also knowing that lawmakers are considering legalizing "Charlotte's Web," a marijuana extract that will help some children who have a form of epilepsy.

Still, a fine idea, Sen. Bullard.

A fine idea, indeed.

To even throw this up on the Florida Legislature floor takes enormous balls.

Bravo.

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6 comments
nuppy42995
nuppy42995

keep it illegall i aint done making this paper yet 

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

Has no chance at all of passing, but he gets an "A" for effort.

knowa1
knowa1 topcommenter

The mans got a future and he is on the right side of history and politicians are now realizing there is far more money in legal pot then there will ever be in the law enforcement of it. And without the ruination of our neighbors.

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