ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — There’s no scarcity of opinions in Florida on the usage of leisure marijuana.
From ardent supporters of a measure to approve it, together with deep-pocketed legal professional John Morgan, to those that pump the brakes on any full-blown open use of it – principally from regulation enforcement.
On the newest episode of our To The Point Already podcast, Spectrum Bay News 9’s Rick Elmhorst and Roy DeJesus speak in regards to the push for legalization in Florida, who’s for it, who’s towards it and why another industries statewide could also be in no rush to again it.
Bay News 9 additionally reached out to viewers to get their opinions on legalization in Florida.
Morgan, in the meantime, a driving drive behind legalizing medical marijuana within the state, says it is just a matter of time for leisure as nicely.
“It’s sucha no-brainer I can’t believe it’s a debate,” mentioned Morgan, who added he makes use of it medicinally with gummies. “It’s relaxing, restorative. Your wake up fresh as a daisy, no hangover and in great shape. It’s miraculous.”
Morgan additionally mentioned a leisure marijuana business may benefit the state financially as nicely, including jobs and taxes and a wealth of latest alternatives.
But not everyone seems to be offered.
Bay News 9 Facebook readers weighed in with a wide range of opinion on whether or not leisure marijuana needs to be authorized in Florida. (BN9 Facebook)
Obviously regulation enforcement is just not so gung ho on the problem. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri mentioned marijuana enforcement is just not a precedence of his division however he additionally mentioned he isn’t in favor of full blown legelization.
“I’m mixed on it,” Gulatieri mentioned. “I feel the neighborhood perspective and sentiments towards marijuana proceed to vary. They have modified dramatically through the years. We want to pay attention to what the neighborhood desires and believes.
“My concern with it is that it is still a substance that causes people to be imparied…(and) people are suffering because they abuse these substances. Now if we have something else out there, are we just adding to the problem?”
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Spectrum Bay News 9 Anchor Rick Elmhorst sits down with the people who signify you, the folks preventing for change and the folks with fascinating tales to ask the exhausting questions.
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