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FL Officials Out of Step on Pot

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

While Florida was passing a law barring sale of bongs and water pipes, 20 other states plus the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana.  Those who want to bring the same measure to the ballot in this state are nearly one-third of the way to gathering the necessary signatures.

But as usual, Florida officials are out of step, writes Miami Herald columnist Fred Grimm. The attorney general, speaker of the House and president of the Senate are all trying to find a way to block the referendum. Why, Grimm asks are Republicans so stuck in the politics of yesterday?

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.