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Medical marijuana sparks local debate over legal consequences

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Smoking marijuana had never crossed Yasiniah Muhammad's mind -- until now. She is 73 years old and has been living with Lou Gherig's disease for 13 of those years.

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Nookies - 1/28/2014 6:35 PM
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Meh, too many old conservative idiots like "grammy" here. If you're high and driving, it will be treated as DUI. If they smell weed, see glossy eyes,etc they are busted. " high gets behind the wheel of a car and kills people ????" As opposed to the 30 THOUSAND deaths a year as a result of drunk driving? There has literally only been a handful of cases where people died or killed someone while under the influence of cannabis. The same CANNOT be said for alcohol. You can't be in favor of alcohol but not in favor of cannabis. That makes you a pretty big moron. It's irrefutable. As far as the business owners go, being a legal medical marijuana patient protects you from employers holding testing positive for cannabis against you. THAT IS IT. If you show up to work stoned, and can't perform your job you will be fired, and that person won't be able to cry "wrongful termination" and sue. There's 20 states that have medical cannabis legalized. Those states are better than FL when it comes to everything. No one is getting high and killing people in cars, burning down houses,etc. It's no uncommon for ignorant people to spew crap out on subjects they know little to nothing about.

jimmyray1112 - 1/28/2014 6:11 PM
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I'm proud to be a Floridian so many advantages than not for marijuana, health-eye problems, sleep disorders, cancer patients w/eating an depression problems, seizure patients, anorexia, alleviates pain an nausea an so much more. Ok I to am in my mid 50's getting in a car an killing ppl really- as an occasional pot smoker I have never been so high I couldn't remember the night before, but give me a pint of liquor an its possible I won't remember the night before. what it would bring in taxes might get this country out of debt! Marijuana is nothing compared to Cigarettes or Alcohol I lost my mother an both grandparents to CIGS an I begged them to stop an they couldn't wake up lets pass this! grown right from the ground just add water! GOD BLESS

rhodacostintya - 1/28/2014 3:38 PM
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BossIlluminati - 1/28/2014 1:21 PM
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the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING!!!13 from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, tying marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, this backwards country can't get it done in 20 years, ill get it done this year... 20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary...nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS that run the south would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice...no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already.... love and freedom forever, youth changing the world MARIJUANA SUPER BOWL 2014, free state vs. free state, destiny AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS!!!33

Brion Eduardo - 1/28/2014 10:24 AM
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The cliche "more marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks" is as stale as year-old bong water. An original standard of comparison would be refreshing.

Truthseeker - 1/28/2014 10:07 AM
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So now we have the same government that said that marijuana use leads to "hard core" drug useage, pushing to legalize it. What is wrong with this state's and this country's leadership? I forgot, most of them are Liberals. Liberal = no common sense.

GrammyBoomFire - 1/27/2014 10:20 PM
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We can't even control the abuse of class one and two drugs .... and we are supposed to believe that the abuse of marijuana will not follow suite .... If this proposal does pass, will marijuana users be treated just like smokers in regard to insurance rates ??? What about being under the influence behind the wheel ??? What about when someone high gets behind the wheel of a car and kills people ???? I grew up during the "hippie" era, and have seen first hand what marijuana does .... We used to call them "burnouts" ..... This has got to be the most STUPID move yet by the double digit intelligentsia .... I am embarrassed to call my self a Floridian .....
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