Pubdate: Thu, 31 Oct 2013
Source: Tampa Tribune (FL)
Copyright: 2013 The Tribune Co.
Author: John G. Chase
Page: 10A


Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's assertion that the proposed
medical marijuana amendment's summary "suggests there is no federal
prohibition" makes no sense. The exact wording is "Applies only to
Florida law. Does not authorize violations of federal law..." That
wording tells me the amendment does not alter federal law, that it
alters only Florida law.

Her complaint is a last-minute attempt to insert ambiguity where none

Bondi wants to stop the amendment because she fears that if it reaches
the ballot, it will become law, and if it becomes law, it will not
cause the problems opponents claim. University researchers have found
that the first 16 states to enact medical marijuana laws saw traffic
fatalities drop 9 percent in the first year, beer consumption down and
teens' pot use unchanged.

John G. Chase,

Palm Harbor
- ---
MAP posted-by: Matt