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Florida's 2024 Ballot Initiative to Legalize Adult Use | Moriah Barnhart

In this episode of

Let's Be Blunt with Montel, we sit down with Moriah Barnhart, a prominent advocate and businesswoman from the Tampa Bay Area, to discuss

the groundbreaking Florida Amendment 3. On the ballot in November 2024, this initiative aims to legalize adult-use cannabis for those aged 21 and older. Moriah brings her wealth of experience in the medical cannabis community to the table, providing valuable

insights into the potential impacts of this initiative on Florida's economy, job market, and overall cannabis landscape.


The discussion begins with an overview of Florida Amendment 3, detailing what the initiative entails and what it would legalize. We then

explore the major players backing and opposing the initiative, including Smart and Safe Florida and Drug Free America. Our conversation takes a deep dive into how legalization could bring significant economic benefits, potentially generating between $4.9 billion

to $6.1 billion in sales in the first year. We also discuss the necessary steps to achieve the required 60% supermajority vote for the amendment.


Insight into Governor DeSantis' stance on adult-use cannabis legalization is shared, aligning Florida's potential legalization with broader

national trends. We highlight how the initiative might influence voter turnout in the 2024 elections, particularly among younger demographics. The proposed tax rates and how the funds will be allocated are discussed in detail, along with the impact of legalization

on past marijuana-related convictions through the expungement of convictions.


Join us for an in-depth conversation that not only sheds light on Florida's legislative landscape but also emphasizes the broader implications

of cannabis reform. Tune in to get informed, get involved, and stay ahead of the curve.



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