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Palmetto to discuss how to handle medical marijuana

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PALMETTO, Fla. -- With poll numbers showing support for legalizing medical marijuana, some local governments in Florida are discussing what would happen if the vote passes.

The City of Palmetto has agreed to take up the issue on its September 8th agenda. City leaders are considering regulations for medical dispensaries that hope to open within city limits.

"We want to make sure that it's in a safe area, and that's why we are trying to put some constraints on where, when we do put them in certain areas, that it's…they have to go through a review, which is for crime prevention, environmental design. They would not be allowed to have a drive-thru, they would not be allowed to consume it on the property,” says Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant.

Last month's poll by Quinnipiac University shows that Floridians support the legalization of marijuana for medical use by 88%.

But when it comes to the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, the margin narrows, with 55% of people supporting the measure.

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