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Is marijuana legal in Florida?

For decades, marijuana has been classified as an illegal substance by the federal government. Penalties for possession and use often included fines and heavy sentences. Also, the substance had a negative stigma attached to it that made it socially unacceptable to many. Research has changed the minds of some government officials and lawmakers in many states across the country, especially in Florida. However, it is currently still illegal for many people to possess and own marijuana.

Is marijuana safer than alcohol?

Across America, the doobie debate continues. In fact, this November an unprecedented number of states will vote on whether to ease up on marijuana restrictions, including Florida. Currently, four states and the District of Columbia already allow the use of weed as a form of recreation.

Florida launches medical marijuana access - sort of

While marijuana often has a negative connotation associated with it, there are health benefits for those with debilitating conditions. Two years ago, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014 that was designed to help those suffering with chronic disorders.

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