Florida Medical Marijuana

If medical marijuana does pass, crafting regulations won't start in earnest until next year. Only then will potential growers and dispensers know how much business opportunity may exist. While a lot remains unsettled, budding entrepreneurs across the state already have incorporated several dozen companies with such names as Cannabiz, Cannabis Hemporium and Marijuana Farmacy in an effort to get in on the ground floor of the industry.

Robin Sussingham

A standing-room-only crowd of more than 700 people packed into a high school auditorium in Lakeland Thursday night. They came to see Florida heavyweights John Morgan and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd square off over legalizing medical marijuana.

Gualtieri: Medical Pot Vote Pushes Recreational Use

Aug 28, 2014
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is helping lead an effort to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana. Both a lawman and an attorney, Gualtieri was appointed sheriff by Gov. Rick Scott in 2011. He was elected in his own right the following year.

When it comes to fact-checking the growing debate over Florida's proposed constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana, well, let's just say it's a target-rich environment.

There are new claims about what the amendment would do and its effects on drug use on a regular basis.