Florida Sheriffs lobby against medical marijuana

Florida Sheriffs lobby against medical marijuana

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By Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Sheriffs Association president Grady Judd says the proposed amendment to legalize medical marijuana is a "wolf in sheep's clothing" that would allow for recreational use of the drug.

The association met with reporters Tuesday to promote the "Don't Let Florida Go To Pot" coalition. Judd and others assert that loopholes in the amendment would allow minors access to marijuana and drug dealers to qualify as "personal caregivers." He added that dispensaries would replace pill mills.

Judd was joined by a mother who says her son died from an overdose on prescription pills and that addiction began with marijuana. Novus Medical Detox Center director Kent Runyon says he is concerned that kids will get marijuana for a broken arm.

Judd opposes language allowing the use of medical marijuana for "other conditions" in addition to a debilitating medical condition.


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