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Fla. residents may soon vote on medical marijuana
An amendment on next year's ballot could legalize medical marijuana in Florida.
That's got economists looking at the financial effects it would have on the state. In a meeting Monday, they considered things like how many people will use medical marijuana, and who would be responsible for growing it. Economist Amy Baker says there are still a lot of questions that need to be answered.
"...I think you're looking at, under normal conditions, that 1785 to 425450 that we were talking about as being a good range. Now what we've asked is for additional information related to medical tourism, you know, would that do something unusual...."
Language in the amendment requires a medical facility dispensing marijuana to also be the sole source of growing it. It is scheduled to be voted on in 2014.