Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) says a cannabis legalization initiative will be on the state’s November ballot, predicting a favorable legal outcome for activists in the Supreme Court in the face of a challenge from the attorney general who is seeking to block the vote.
Days before dropping out of the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, DeSantis was asked about the prospect of legalization making the Florida ballot by cannabis lobbyist Don Murphy.
“I think the court is going to approve that,” the governor said at his final campaign event in New Hampshire on Friday, “so it’ll be on the ballot.”
It’s not clear if DeSantis has received some indication from the court about the status of the case, which is still weighing the legal challenge from Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R), or if he is just making a prediction based on the issues at play.
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