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Medical Marijuana: Legislature’s Smoke Screen

While a majority of Floridians support legalizing medical marijuana, the Florida Legislature is trying to block the issue by asking the Florida Supreme Court to keep it off the ballot, writes Paula Dockery in The Tampa Tribune

The Legislature is trying to remove the Medical Marijuana Citizens Initiative from the ballot, regardless of whether the required signatures are gathered to be placed on the ballot

“Legislative leaders refuse to consider the use of medical marijuana despite the growing body of medical evidence as to its beneficial uses,” Dockery says.

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