LAKE MARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The push has begun to have recreational marijuana on the 2016 ballot. A group called Florida Organization of Reform or F.O.R. is trying to bring the issue before voters. It would allow anyone over the age of 21 to possess less than 4 ounces of marijuana without penalty even if it were for recreational use, and also allow people to grow up to 10 plants.
The sale of pot, either for medical or recreational purposes, would come with a 10 percent tax, and the money would be used for teacher raises. The group pushing for it will still need to get nearly 700,000 petition signatures. You can see more about the amendment, including the ballot summary and the full change to the Florida constitution here.