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Florida's Biggest Newspapers Have Come Out Against Medical Marijuana for Incredibly Stupid Reasons

A somewhat surprising number of Florida's biggest and most influential newspapers have come out against medical marijuana. The Orlando Sentinel, the Tampa Bay Times, and the Florida Times-Union are just a few.

None of those editorials actually bashes the idea of medical marijuana. They're cool with it, in theory. They just think that it should be an issue decided on by the Florida Legislature and that the amendment is too vague and will cause some sort of abuse. What kind of abuse? No one knows -- the editorials are being very vague about it.

This of course ignores two key points:

1. There is no way the Florida Legislature in its current Republican-controlled form will legalize medical marijuana (and this amendment failing will give it more reasons not to do so).

2. Floridians already smoke tons and tons and tons of marijuana.

See also: Medical Marijuana in Florida: What Amendment 2 Means to You

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Kyle Munzenrieder