Legalization of medical marijuana discussion on the Suncoast

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MANATEE COUNTY -- (Press Release) Should Florida legalize medical marijuana?  The League of Women Voters of Manatee County will present speakers and discussion on this issue on Monday, September 15, from 11:30 am to 1 pm.

Proposed ballot Amendment no. 2 would permit the regulated dispensation of marijuana for medical conditions. The issue will require a 60% approval vote of the citizens. Those in favor say it is medically necessary to treat symptoms and pain. Those opposed say getting medical marijuana will be too easy, and the amendment will lead to abuse. Speaking in favor of the amendment will be Vanessa Moffatt of United for Care; in opposition will be Dr. Jessica Spencer of Vote No on Two.

The free program will take place at the Bradenton Woman's Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. West.  Doors open at 11:30 am for a light lunch; the speakers program begins at noon. For more information, call 729-9248.