Wow! I have never seen an article actually posted that was so far removed form the truth. Pure fantasy! Where to start even?!
1) There is no group called Sensible Florida that had anything to do with running the decriminalization initiative in 2010 and there never has been. A statewide PAC, the Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy (CSMP) was responsible for the initiative. Maybe someone got confused bc the web address was www.sensibleflorida.org.
2) While a lot of signatures were gathered, probably enough to make the ballot, they were never turned in. After the petitions were literally stacked on the table at a city commission meeting in the summer of 2011, the single corporate sponsor who invited me to Miami Beach to run this initiative had a very hard time providing the funding promised. For reasons that are totally incomprehensible, they refused to pay the filing fee of about $1K to turn them in and have them processed. I reached out to many people in Florida and elsewhere, all of the people who showed up when the initiative was announced and when it was should have ended in July of 2011 but had never gathered a signature or given a dollar. No responses.
3) There is no lawsuit against the city of Miami Beach. There is nothing that could be sued on or any group even that could maintain a lawsuit. The CSMP disbanded in early 2012. The petitions were never turned in. So how could the city refuse to put it on a ballot?
There is a point at which spin becomes irresponsibly misinforming the public. You call this journalism?! rofl