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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 11:47 am | Updated: 6:33 pm, Thu Aug 15, 2013.

MANATEE CO., FL - Since the early 1970's, marijuana has been listed as a schedule I controlled substance. 

The federal government said it had "no accepted medical use." 

Fast forward to 2013, and 20 of 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. have legalized the plant for medical use.

There are plenty of supporters in Florida who think the Sunshine State should become the 21st state to legalize it, but there are also opponents.

On Thursday in Manatee County, one group will meet in an effort to drum up support against the effort to legalize marijuana.

ABC 7 Reporter Bobeth Yates will speak with them, and those who favor legalization for medical purposes.

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1 comment:

  • Gregginsarasota posted at 6:31 pm on Thu, Aug 15, 2013.

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    My sister was taken away from us at age 50 amost two years ago. If it wasn't for medical Marijuanna, she woud not have lived as long as she did and had the excellent attitude she had. She was a survivor, untill the cancer took her from us.
    Too many people have "pre-fabricated" opinions that have been dictated to them by predjudiced "experts". Marijuanna is a LOT safer than a lot of the prescription drugs the doctors and "medical experts" peddle to these unlucky victims.

    The Sarasota Herald Tribune did a series of artices about a local citizen with Lou Gherigs' Disease where marijuanna was the only drug that helped her. It has been proven time and time again that there IS a use form marijuanna in the treatment of people with terminal diseases. We have learned a lot in the past forty years.

    The radicals want us to believe what they believe. If they don't like something, they don't want ANYBODY to be able to obtain it. I thought America was the land of the free....well, at least it used to be.

    Gregory Schwartz
    Sarasota, FL