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Residents and panelists discuss medical marijuana in South St. Petersburg listen

10/22/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Amendment 2, medical, marijuana, cannabis, Eckerd, Bob Gualtieri, law enforcement, civil forefeiture, NORML, Washington Post, Sheriff's Association

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A forum in South St. Petersburg last night brought together panelists who support and oppose the legalization of marijuana for medical use in Florida. Most of the residents who squeezed into the conference room in Childs Park support Amendment 2.

The nearly 40 people on hand overwhelmingly support passing the constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana. But one of the panelists, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, urges a “no” vote.

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CannaDay: Will medical marijuana fuel Florida’s next economic boom? listen

08/25/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: medical marijuana, cannabis, CannaMoms, Bill Wohlsifer, Amendment 2, Ferguson, One Florida Foundation, hemp, Florida Cannabis Coalition

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Will medical marijuana fuel Florida’s next economic boom? That’s what people attending last Friday’s CannaDay in Tampa are hoping. A cannabis economy isn’t about stoners and lava lamps anymore; it’s about big business.

Legalized growing and distribution of marijuana is often viewed in context of medical applications. Yet, hemp is a renewable cannabis product which has a range of uses like oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, paper, and even food. Steven Edmund, co-founder of [One Florida Founda...

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Medical cannabis advocates gather at Tampa film premier listen

06/11/13 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Despite a federal prohibition, several states allow medical marijuana, though it’s outlawed in Florida. The film American Drug War 2 focuses on a two-year-old boy's struggle with cancer during and after he was treated cannabis. The premier was held last Thursday at Westshore Movie Theater in Tampa

Cathy Jordan is president of the Florida Cannabis Action Network. Jordan has ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease and understands fi...

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