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Medical Marijuana Feasible in FL?

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Cherie Diez
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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The debate over legalizing medical marijuana in Florida is heating up, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Some polls show enough public support to get the signatures needed to get it on the ballot next year, and the initiative has the financial support of attorney John Morgan of “For The People” advertising fame. But opponents, including St. Petersburg-based Drug Free America, worry that medical marijuana could create problems similar to what the state has seen with prescription pills. 

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