Medical marijuana didn’t get quite enough votes to pass medical marijuana in Florida, but Democratic lawmakers think it’s time to put legalization on the table.
After co-sponsoring a bill that would’ve legalized recreational marijuana use earlier this year, Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda (D) is thinking ahead to 2015 for another shot at legalizing the plant.
Medical marijuana made it to the ballot and although voters supported the measure, it didn’t get enough votes to make it into law.
“Marijuana is a drug that could be used responsibly and irresponsibly just like alcohol,” Rehwinkel Vasilinda told WTSP. “We have too many people going to prison and jail over marijuana, and I just think it’s not appropriate and it’s not a good thing.” She hopes to sponsor similar legislation in 2015.