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Pinellas County Commission moves toward moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

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Pinellas County Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to hold a public hearing Jan. 10 to decide a possible moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries and treatment centers. The moratorium would remain in effect for 180 days to give the commission time to pass an ordinance regulating such issues as the location of dispensaries and treatment centers. A proposed ordinance is expected to come before the board in April. If the moratorium is adopted, Pinellas County will join other governmental bodies across the…

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Pinellas cities slow to take action on location of medical marijuana dispensaries

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Earlier this month, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved the sale of medical marijuana. But that doesn’t mean those who qualify for the medication under Amendment 2 will be getting it anytime soon. That’s because the Florida Department of Health needs to develop regulations and the Legislature is expected to take up the issue in the upcoming session. Even after those hurdles are cleared, it’s unlikely that sick people will be able to drive down to a store on the corner to have…

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Why 5 former Florida Supreme Court justices oppose Amendment 2

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As former Florida Supreme Court Justices, we once took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the State of Florida. Today, we urge all Floridians to protect and defend our constitution by once again voting “No” on Amendment 2. The amendment’s sponsors say they fixed the problems that caused Floridians to reject a similar amendment two years ago. We have read this revised amendment and have studied its impact. This amendment is still defective and again should be…

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