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If Pot Passes, Legislature Has Sway

Advocates and foes of the upcoming medical marijuana amendment aren’t talking much about the role Florida’s Legislature would play if it becomes law, the Miami Herald reports.

Lawmakers have a significant say in the rules about who obtains and distributes medical marijuana but the campaigns are focusing on what voters want, according to the Herald.

And the conservative legislature that could be assigned to implement a medical marijuana industry may make slow work of it, the Herald reports, much as it did with voter-backed amendments for smaller classroom sizes, gambling in South Florida and tax incentives for renewable energy.

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