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Lawmakers, lead on medical marijuana

Lawmakers, lead on medical marijuana

Marijuana initiatives are all the buzz in Florida these days. At the state level, a new ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana has secured enough signatures for a Florida Supreme Court review, the next step in the process. A state senator has re-filed legislation to legalize medical pot. And activists have launched two constitutional amendment drives to legalize recreational use, though it's unlikely they'll gather the 680,000-plus signatures needed by February. At the local level, there's a growing move to send fewer people to prison for possessing small amounts of marijuana. In South Florida, Hallandale Beach and Miami-Dade County are the first local governments...

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