Tallahassee, Florida -- Now that a small low-THC concentration of cannabis was legalized in Florida there is one question on everyone's mind.
Should the state fully support legalizing a much less restrictive form of of medical marijuana?
That's up to Florida voters. In November, Floridians will have the choice to vote on Amendment 2, which if approved allows more strains of the drug, more people who can qualify for it and more businesses that can sell it.
Several groups support the measure. But, last month a group called "Don't Let Florida Go To Pot" formed, spearheaded by the Florida Sheriff's Association that does not want less restrictions on medical marijuana.
Wednesday, the group held a press conference with Colorado attorney Rachel O'Bryan, who's an expert in marijuana law and policy. According to the group, she helped state officials in Colorado develop regulations after voters approved legalized marijuana.
She's against the passage of Amendment 2, saying in her state medical marijuana led to the legalization of recreational marijuana leading to more crime.
"Imagine a Florida where it's more convenient to buy marijuana than it is to buy a Starbucks Grande latte, a Big Mac... that's the situation we have in Denver," O'Bryan said.
The "Don't Let Florida Go To Pot" group says they have a grassroots campaign going through communities, online and on social media.
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