The cons of legalizing medical marijuana - FOX 13 News

The cons of legalizing medical marijuana

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Before you jump on the medical marijuana bandwagon, Calvina Fay of the Drug Free America Foundation says you should do some research.

"When people realize what this is about, they recognize it for what it is -- full blown legalization of marijuana," Fay said.

Medical marijuana just got the green light to appear on the upcoming November ballot. It cleared the final hurdle Monday when the state Supreme Court approved the ballot language.

This comes just days after the state verified enough petition signatures needed to put it before the voters.

Fay says expect abuse if voters give it the OK.

"Those same doctors that have been peddling pills addicting our family members will turn around peddling pot and it'll be out of control," she said.

She says there are other problems as well, things that are happening in states where it's legal.

"Increases in impaired driving, increases in kids using, increases kid reporting to emergency rooms," she described.

But are those enough to turn off Florida voters?

We've already shown you families like the Petro's who say their sick kids need the drug, going as far as to say they're ready to move out of state to get it if they have to.

"We don't have as many polls as we'd like but two recent polls show it would have currently more than the 60 percent it needs to pass," said FOX 13 Political Editor Craig Patrick.

Of course polls can and often do shift. The final say is in your hands.

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