Florida firm bankrolls drive to legalize recreational marijuana

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Orlando Sentinel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida-based Trulieve, one of the nation’s largest medical marijuana companies, has kickstarted a campaign to legalizerecreational marijuana for adults in the Sunshine State. The company has contributed $10 million to date to the Smart & Safe Florida campaign to get a constitutional amendment on the 2024 ballot, and so far is its sole contributor. The organization already has spent $6.5 million to startcollecting the nearly 900,000 signatures needed to bring the citizen initiative to a vote. Florida has “22 million residents and 130 million tourists a year, so it’s a huge …

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