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New anti-pot video claims Amendment 2 allows ‘5,000’ marijuana shops in Florida

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If Florida passes a constitutional amendment in November to legalize medical marijuana, opponents of the measure say the Sunshine State could soon be swamped with more pot shops than McDonald’s, 7-Eleven and Starbucks combined. That’s the message from a new video — titled “5,000” — produced by the Vote No on 2 campaign, which claims that if Amendment 2 passes, the door could open for as many as 5,000 marijuana dispensaries across the state. The group says the video is…

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State economists deliberate over fiscal impact of medical marijuana amendment

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A group of economists representing the executive branch, both houses of the Legislature and various state agencies identified a handful of sticking points — but few if any definitive solutions =- when it comes to the possible economic impact of a 2016 ballot initiative legalizing marijuana. Among the issues discussed by the Florida Impact Estimating Conference were the status of marijuana as an “agricultural product,” possible confusion in enforcement on behalf of police chiefs and state law enforcement, and the…

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