Given the deep division in the country over the presidential election, it’s nice to see some politicians from opposite sides of the aisle can get along and work together. What is unifying Democrat Carlos Smith and Republican Jeff Brandes? Pot.
Fox 13 reports the two have filed bill HB343/SB 710 to legalize recreational marijuana use in Florida. They say their compromises should give the bill a chance with both parties… and their constituents. They plan to introduce the bill when lawmakers get back to work. Recreational marijuana is already legal in 15 states. Smith says there are 4 reasons he thinks this might pass when it’s previously stalled. [Source: Fox 13]