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Florida Campaign To Legalize Medical Marijuana Home Cultivation Hopes To Gather A Million Signatures At Dispensaries By January

Amid a push to legalize adult-use cannabis in Florida through a ballot measure next year, activists in the state are working to qualify a separate initiative that would finally give medical marijuana patients and their caretakers the ability to grow the plant at home.

Signature gathering kicked off last month and is now underway, with petitions available both online and at a number of medical marijuana dispensaries and clinics across the state.

“We have petitions in each of the dispensary locations,” Josephine Krehl, a physician at The Flowery dispensaries who handles clinical and community relations, told Marijuana Moment on a phone call from outside the company’s Clearwater location—one of five facilities across the state. “I literally just left the dispensary, and I’ve got a big old stack of completed petitions.”

Courtesy of Josephine Krehl / The Flowery

In addition to retailers, a number of referring clinicians have also begun hosting the signature-gathering petitions. Dozens more dispensaries are set to make the petitions available later this month.

“Yes, we will be carrying the petitions in our stores,” said Sam Schwartz, vice president of public affairs and corporate impact at Parallel, a multistate company that operates 45 dispensaries in Florida under the

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