Jacksonville area law enforcement yet to stake out positions on recreational cannabis amendment

Florida voters will have an opportunity to weigh in on whether to legalize recreational marijuana when they head to the ballot box in November.

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Amendment 3, if approved, would allow Floridians over age 21 to possess up to three ounces of marijuana for recreational use.

But there’s an expectation law enforcement will likely oppose the effort.

The state’s top cop, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, asked the state supreme court to block the amendment from the ballot .

She was unsuccessful but maintains her belief that the amendment misleads voters.

“The Attorney General has said she respects the Court’s decision but maintains that voters will have to be educated about what this amendment will actually do,” a spokesperson for the Florida Attorney General told Action News Jax in an emailed statement.

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Florida House Speaker Paul Renner (R-Palm Bay) has also come out in opposition.

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