Ag Commissioner Putnam Calls For Marijuana Special Session

May 24, 2017
Originally published on May 23, 2017 4:40 pm

Agriculture Commissioner, and Republican candidate for governor, Adam Putnam is adding his voice to the chorus calling for a medical marijuana special session.

“I think that it’s important for the elected officials to have done their job during the regular session,” Putnam says.  “Since they didn’t I think that a special session is in order because I think that for a constitutional amendment’s implementation, it’s important for the elected officials to do it not the bureaucrats at the Department of Health.”

Putnam also took shots at a sweeping educational spending measure lawmakers passed at the eleventh hour of this year’s session.  The governor—or House and Senate leaders together—can call members back the capital. 

So far they haven’t.

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