DeSantis Makes Prediction That Voters Will Reject Radical Abortion and Marijuana Amendments

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According to Gov. Ron DeSantis, two initiatives set to appear on the Florida ballot in November, which aim to legalize recreational marijuana and ensure abortion rights, are likely to face significant pushback from voters.

The news of the marijuana initiative arrives only a few days after the approval of the proposed constitutional amendments by the Florida Supreme Court, which is predominantly composed of the governor’s appointees, despite objections from the Governor.

“Once voters figure out how radical both of those are, they’re going to fail,” DeSantis said.

If they receive the necessary approval from a majority of voters in the upcoming 2024 general election, these measures will be incorporated into the state’s governing document.

According to DeSantis, he believed that medical marijuana adequately met the needs of Florida.

“This state will start to smell like marijuana … it will reduce the quality of life. Do we want to have more marijuana in our communities? I don’t think it’ll work out well. But it is a very, very broad amendment.” DeSantis remarked.

In a significant development, the state Supreme Court has recently upheld a six-week abortion ban, intensifying the significance of the upcoming election.

Democrats and progressive groups are optimistic that the ballot measure will inspire higher voter turnout among women and younger demographics.

This increased participation is expected to not only result in the successful passing of the proposed amendments but also contribute to Democratic candidate victories.

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