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Florida Senator Files Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Use

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.


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