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FL Officials Out of Step on Pot

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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?