The local Leon County Democratic Executive Committee issued a press release today urging the legalization of marijuana in Leon County.
The press release notes that on February 27, 2023 at a meeting of the Leon County Democratic Executive Committee, the full body of the Party voted unanimously to petition the Leon County Commission to decriminalize marijuana possession in Leon County, FL.
This issue is expected to be taken up by the Leon County Commission in the near future.
The motion, as passed, reads: “The Leon County Democratic Party urges the Leon County Commission to support marijuana decriminalization and to right historic wrongs caused by marijuana criminalization.”
“I’m proud of our Leon County Democratic Party for taking a stand on the right side of history on this pressing issue of major significance,” said Chair Ryan Ray. “In many ways, it’s surprising we have not already joined 15 Florida localities representing nearly eight million people in taking this common-sense step forward, given the broad support for decriminalization across our community.
“We’re looking forward to being active on this issue and organizing to help get it done!” continued Ray.
“Together with our resolution condemning Governor DeSantis for his actions hindering the teaching of African-American history in Florida, our local party stands as a bulwark in favor of the public interest — and against Republican extremism,” said Ray.