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Opposing groups push message out to Florida voters about medical marijuana

MIAMI The supporters and opponents of medical marijuana both posted their first TV ads Monday, just in time for Floridians to receive the first wave of absentee ballots in the mail. The clash is one that has played out in 23 other states plus Washington, D.C., with medical-marijuana supporters playing up the benefits of cannabis in treating cancer or MS while opponents target older, more conservative voters with a message about crime. "They don't call it the Drug-Dealer Protection Act. But they should," says the opposition ad from Drug Free Florida Committee, which focuses on a provision in the proposed constitutional amendment that allows caregivers to handle marijuana. ...